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azygous

az·y·gous

azygous

 
pronunciation:
ae z gs
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part of speech: adjective
definition: in biology, not being part of a pair; occurring singly.
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The word azygous contains the following parts:
a-1, an-1 Greek prefix that means not, without
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Words prefixed with a-1, an-1 are nouns and adjectives. Some are loanwords from Greek (amorphous , atrophy ). Others are English formations, which may attach the prefix to English words of Latin origin (asocial , amoral ) or Greek origin (apolitical). The form a-1 is used before bases beginning with a consonant, while an-1 is used before bases beginning with a vowel.
zyg, zygo Greek root that means pair
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