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amphi-(word root) both, on both sides, around
1. Both: amphibiotic.
2. On both sides: amphistylar.
3. Around: amphithecium.
1. on both sides; at both ends; of both kinds: amphipod; amphitrichous; amphibious.
2. around: amphibole.
a prefix occurring originally in loanwords from Greek, meaning “two,” “both,” “on both sides”: amphibious; amphistylar.
[< Greek, comb. form of amphí on both sides, c. Latin ambi- ambi-]