a prefix occurring in loanwords from Latin, meaning “both” (ambiguous) and “around” (ambient); used in the formation of compound words: ambitendency.
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British Dictionary definitions for ambi-
indicating bothambidextrous; ambivalence; ambiversion
Word Origin for ambi-
from Latin: round, on both sides, both, from ambo both; compare amphi-
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Medicine definitions for ambi-
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