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  1. variant of ex-3 before a consonant: eccentric.
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British Dictionary definitions for ec-


combining form
  1. out from; away fromecbolic; eccentric; ecdysis
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Word Origin for ec-

from Greek ek (before a vowel ex) out of, away from; see ex- 1
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Word Origin and History for ec-

typical form in English of Latin ex-, Greek ex-, ek- before consonants. See ex-.

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ec- in Medicine


  1. Out; outside of:eclabium.
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