Anachoresis | definition of anachoresis by Medical dictionary
anachoresis An obsolete term that formerly dignified the attraction of microorganisms or metal particles to a focus of inflammation.
preferential collection or deposit of particles at a site, as of bacteria or metals that have localized out of the bloodstream in areas of inflammation.
References in periodicals archive
Batesian mimicry, nocturnal activity and anachoresis
Athanasius, in his Vita Antonii, describes Antony's spiritual journey as an anachoresis
a sequence of withdrawals from the world.
Many ascetics remained in or near inhabited areas to pursue the ideal of anachoresis
, literally "withdrawal.