arche-


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

Nearby words

  1. archducal,
  2. archduchess,
  3. archduchy,
  4. archduke,
  5. archdukedom,
  6. archean,
  7. archebanc,
  8. arched,
  9. arched truss,
  10. archegoniophore

Origin of arche-

< Greek, by-form of archi- archi-

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