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a combining form meaning “prior, original, first” (archegonium; archetype); in scientific coinages, a synonym of archi- (archesporium).
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Origin of arche-

<Greek, by-form of archi-archi-

Other definitions for arche- (2 of 2)

Arch. E.

abbreviation
Architectural Engineer.
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