An-: Prefix very much employed in medicine and all of the health sciences, indicating 'not, without, or -less.' For example, the prefix 'an' figures into these words: anemia (without blood), anophthalmia (no eye), anotia (no ear), anoxia (no oxygen). The "an-" usually becomes "a-" before a consonant as, for example, in alexia (n...
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