<prefix>

1. A combining form or prefix meaning equal or like.

2. <chemistry> A prefix indicating isomer of (isomerism); e.g., isocyanate vs. cyanate.

3. <immunology> A prefix designating sameness with respect to species; in recent years, the meaning has shifted to sameness with respect to genetic constitution of individuals.

Origin: G. Isos, equal

(20 Jun 2000)

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