archi- definition

  • prefix:
    • Chief; highest; key: archiepiscopal.
    • Earlier; primitive: archenteron.
    • main, highest, most critical
    • early in the day, primitive
    • Chief; highest; most critical: archiepiscopal.
    • Earlier; ancient: archenteron.
    • chief, greatest, main
    • early in the day, primitive
  • others:
    • A prefix signifying main, arch. In (Biol.) and (Anat.) it translates to primitive, initial, ancestral.
    • A prefix signifying chief, arch. In (Biol.) and (Anat.) it means primitive, initial, ancestral.
  • noun:
    • A prefix of Greek source, the original type of arch-, first, primary. See arch-.
    • A prefix of Greek source, the initial kind of arch-, very first, main. See arch-.

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