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para-

Do not confuse this prefix with pari- or peri-.
1. Prefix denoting a departure from the normal.
2. Prefix denoting involvement of two like parts or a pair.
3. Prefix denoting adjacent, alongside, near.
4. In chemistry, an italicized prefix denoting two substitutions in the benzene ring arranged symmetrically, that is, linked to opposite carbon atoms in the ring. For words beginning with para- or p-, see the specific name.
[G. alongside, near]
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para-

1. Prefix denoting a departure from the normal.
2. Prefix denoting involvement of two like parts or a pair.
3. Prefix denoting adjacent, beside, near.
4. chemistry An italicized prefix denoting two substitutions in the benzene ring arranged symmetrically, i.e., linked to opposite carbon atoms in the ring.
[G. alongside, near]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

para-

Prefix denoting alongside, beyond, apart from, resembling or disordered.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

para-

prefix denoting near to or surrounding.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

para-

Do not confuse this prefix with pari- or peri-.
1. Prefix denoting a departure from the normal.
2. Prefix denoting involvement of two like parts or a pair.
3. Prefix denoting adjacent, alongside, near.
[G. alongside, near]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012