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al-

1.
variant of ad- before l: allure.

Al-

1.
a word in Arabic names meaning “family” or “the house of”:
Al-Saud, or the members of the house of Saud.
Origin of Al-
From the Arabic word āl family
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al- in Medicine

al- pref.
Variant of ad-.

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