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a prefix occurring in loanwords from Greek (amphibious); on this model, used with the meaning “two,” “both,” “on both sides,” in the formation of compound words: amphiaster.

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Origin of amphi-

<Greek, combining form of amphí on both sides; cognate with Latin amb(i)- ambi-, Albanian mbë; akin to Old English ymb(e)- around
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British Dictionary definitions for amphi-

amphi-

prefix

on both sides; at both ends; of both kindsamphipod; amphitrichous; amphibious
aroundamphibole

Word Origin for amphi-

from Greek
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Medical definitions for amphi-

amphi-

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Both:amphibaric.
On both sides:amphicentric.
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