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syn-

1.
a prefix occurring in loanwords from Greek, having the same function as co- (synthesis; synoptic); used, with the meaning “with,” “together,” in the formation of compound words (synsepalous) or “synthetic” in such compounds (syngas).
Also, sy-, syl-, sym-, sys-.
Origin of syn-
< Greek, combining form representing sýn with, together with

syn.

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syn

/saɪn; sɪn/
adverb, preposition, conjunction
1.
a variant of syne1

syn.

abbreviation
1.
synonym(ous)

syn-

prefix
1.
with or together: synecology
2.
fusion: syngamy
Word Origin
from Greek sun together, with
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Word Origin and History for syn

syn-

word-forming element meaning "together with," from Greek syn "with, together with," of unknown origin.

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syn in Medicine

syn- or sym-
pref.

  1. Together; with: synclonus.

  2. United: syncephaly.

  3. Same; similar: synteny.

  4. At the same time: synesthesia.

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