a prefix meaning “within,” used in the formation of compound words: intramural.
Inter- vs Intra-What’s the difference between the interstate highway and the intrastate highway? Inter- is a prefix that means between two groups, and intra- is a prefix which means within or inside one group. Inter- and intra- are both prefixes, which are groups of letters that are placed at the beginning of a word in order to change its meaning. Inter- Inter- is a common prefix that …
English Affixes From A To Z: A One-Stop List Of Suffixes, Prefixes, and Combining FormsIn English, we love to make new words by adding all sorts of bits to the front and back of existing terms. These are called affixes, and they are added to the base or stem of a word. When attached to the end of word, the affix is called a suffix. And to the beginning? A prefix.
Origin of intra-
Can be confusedinter- intra-
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British Dictionary definitions for intra-
Word Origin for intra-
from Latin intrā on the inside, within; see interior
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Medicine definitions for intra-
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Science definitions for intra-
A prefix meaning inside or within, as in intravenous, within a vein.
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