Antho-

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Anth- is a prefix derived from the Ancient Greek ἄνθος (anthos) meaning “flower”.

It is found in words such as :

  • Anthophobia, a persistent and irrational fear of flowers
  • Anthomania, an obsession with flowers
  • Anthocyanins, a class of phenolic pigments found in plants
  • Anthodite, a type of cave formations composed of long needle-like crystals situated in clusters which radiate outward from a common base
  • Anthology
  • Anthotype, a photographic process using plant and flower material
  • Anthozoa, a class within the phylum Cnidaria that contains the sea anemones and corals
  • Anthomedusae (a.k.a. Anthoathecatae), an order of marine invertebrates
  • Anthocerotophyta, the hornworts, a division of non-vascular plants
  • Anthocoridae, the minute pirate bugs or flower bugs, a family of bugs
  • Anthochori, Arcadia, a former settlement in Greece

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