aphaeretic


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a·phaer·e·sis

or a·pher·e·sis (ə-fĕr′ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. a·phaer·e·ses (-sēz′) or a·pher·e·ses
The loss of one or more sounds from the beginning of a word, as in copter from helicopter.

[Late Latin, from Greek aphairesis, from aphairein, to take away : apo-, apo- + hairein, to take.]

aph′ae·ret′ic (ăf′ə-rĕt′ĭk) adj.
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Adj.1.aphaeretic - relating to or formed by or consisting of aphaeresis
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The collection of SCs from PB (PB-SCs) is an aphaeretic procedure with respect to the standardized protocol and cell yield.
(3) On the other hand, even though Jaan Puhvel has cautiously, but in my view probably correctly, interpreted the Hittite animal asku- as meaning 'mole' (connecting it with the etymologically disputed Greek words for this creature, aphaeretic [LANGUAGE NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]and ~ metathetic [LANGUAGE NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (4) forms to which I return briefly at the end of this paper) (5) and noted that the "u-stem asku- is also reminiscent of Skt.