<prefix>

A combining form or prefix meaning against, opposite or opposed to, contrary, or in place of, in relation to symptoms and diseases, curative.

It is often shortened to ant-, such as; antacid, antarctic, when ant- appears before a vowel or 'h'.

Examples include: antiscorbutic, anticlimax, antipope, anti-hero, anti-novel, antineutrino, antiproton.

Origin: from or influenced by Greek anti- 'against'

(20 Jun 2000)

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