PRONUNCIATION:m (uh-NAS-truh-fee)

MEANING: noun: The inversion of the usual order of words.

ETYMOLOGY: From ana- (back) + strophe (turning). Earliest documented use: 2011.

AN A.S.T. ROPE - long chain of linked-together liver enzymes

AN ATROPHE - a withering-away from disuse

ANA'S TROPHY - prize for the best literary collection (or, the best visiting teacher in Siam, if you must)