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General. Prefixes and suffixes


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A prefix indicating the absence of a feature, as for example in alete.
A-, an-
A prefix indicating the position of features, such as apertures, on the distal face. Examples: Nymphaea (Nymphaeaceae), Sparganium (Typhaceae).
Ana-
A suffix for possession of. Example: porate.
-ate
A suffix for of, relating to, or characterized by. Example: tectal.
-al
A prefix for short.
Brachy-
A prefix for short. Example: brevicolpate.
Brevi-
A prefix for very short.
Brevissimi-
A prefix indicating the location of features, such as apertures, on the proximal face.
Cata-
A prefix for thick.
Crassi-
A prefix for two.
Di-
A prefix for outer.
Ecto-
Orthographical variant of the prefix ecto-.
Ekto-
A prefix for inner.
Endo-
A prefix for true.
Eu-
A prefix used to emphasis the absence of a feature, as for example in inaperturate.
In-
A prefix meaning below or beneath.
Infra-
A prefix for in between.
Inter-
A prefix meaning within.
Intra-
A prefix for long.
Longi-
A suffix to denote the presence (or absence) of laesura. Examples: alete, monolete,trilete.
-lete
A prefix meaning middle.
Meso-
A prefix for small.
Micro-
A prefix for one.
Mono-
A prefix for elements smaller than 0.5µm.
Nano-
A prefix for global distribution.
Panto-, Pan-
A prefix for 1. extremely, and 2. through.
Per-
Synonym of panto-.
Peri-
A prefix for before.
Pre-
A prefix indicating a developmental precursor of a feature. Example: probaculum.
Pro-
A prefix for under, or less than.
Sub-
A prefix for above.
Supra-(prefix)
Synonym of zono-.
Stephano-
A prefix indicating the fusion or anastomosis of features.
Syn-
A prefix for thin.
Tenui-
A prefix for three.
Tri-
A suffix synonymous with aperture.
-treme
Prefix indicating ring-like.
Zona-
Prefix indicating a latitudinal orientation.
Zoni-
A prefix indicating features located equatorially.
Zono-