Related to parasynthetic: parasympathetic nervous system
n. pl. par·a·syn·the·ses (-sēz′)
The formation of words by a combination of compounding and adding an affix, as in downhearted, formed from down plus heart plus -ed, not down plus hearted.
par′a·syn·thet′ic (-thĕt′ĭk) adj.
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