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variant of ex-3. before a consonant:
eccentric. Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for ec-


combining form
out from; away from: ecbolic, eccentric, ecdysis
Word Origin
from Greek ek (before a vowel ex) out of, away from; see ex-1
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Word Origin and History for ec-

typical form in English of Latin ex-, Greek ex-, ek- before consonants. See ex-.

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ec- in Medicine

ec- pref.
Out; outside of: eclabium.

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