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supra-

  1. a prefix meaning “above, over” (supraorbital) or “beyond the limits of, outside of” (supramolecular; suprasegmental).
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Origin of supra-

see origin at supra
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British Dictionary definitions for supra-

supra-

prefix
  1. over, above, beyond, or greater thansupranational; supramolecular
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Word Origin for supra-

from Latin suprā above
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Word Origin and History for supra-

word-forming element meaning "above, over, beyond, before," from Latin supra "above, over, before, beyond," in supera (parte), literally "on the upper (side)," from old fem. ablative singular of superus (adj.) "above," related to super "above, over" (see super-).

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supra- in Medicine

supra-

pref.
  1. Above; over; on top of:supracostal.
  2. Greater than; transcending:supraliminal.
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