<suffix>

<chemistry> A suffix used to form names of organic compounds, pharmaceutical products, proteins, etc. (dioxin; fibrin; gelatin; penicillin).

(06 Feb 2009)

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<prefix>

An inseparable prefix, or particle, meaning in, into, on, among, not, without or lacking as, inactive, incapable, inapt, inbred, inborn, inroad; incline, inject, intrude, inedible, insane, inaction.

In words from Latin, in- regularly becomes il- before l, ir- before r, and im- before a labial; as, illusion, irruption, imblue, immigrate, impart.

Compare: em-, en-.

Origin: L. in-; akin to E. un-.

(05 Feb 2009)

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