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word element [Gr.] (1) a prefix indicating (a) change; transformation; exchange; (b) after; next; (2) symbol m-, a prefix indicating a 1,3-substituted position in derivatives of benzene. (3) a prefix indicating a polymeric acid anhydride.
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