syn-(redirected from sys-)
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syn-(word root) with, together
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a. Together; with: synecology.
b. United: syncarp.
a. Same; similar: sympatric.
b. At the same time: synesthesia.
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1. with or together: synecology.
2. fusion: syngamy.
[from Greek sun together, with]
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a prefix occurring orig. in loanwords from Greek, meaning “with,” “together”: syncarpous; synchronous; synthesis. For variants before certain consonants, see sy-, syl-, sym-.
[< Greek, comb. form representing sýn with, together with]
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