ab-: A prefix used in anatomy, biology, medicine and more, meaning "away from." It is used in words like abduction.
Other Words That Use the Prefix Ab-
- aberant - formed with the Latin errare, meaning "to wander." Deviating from the the normal. This is a synonym of abnormal, derived from the Latin normal, meaning "rule."
- ablation - formed with the Latin latus, meaning carried and related to the Latin word ablatio which means to remove. The process of removal of a part, pathway, or function by surgery, chemical, electocautery, or other means.
- abrasion - formed with the Latin radere, meaning "to scrape."
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