from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The loss of one or more sounds from the beginning of a word, as in till for until.
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- n. Alternative spelling of apheresis.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as apheresis.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- etc. See apheresis, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (linguistics) omission at the beginning of a word as in `coon' for `raccoon' or `till' for `until'
He preserves the peculiarity of the Ionians for the preterite tenses of verbs the aphaeresis, as where he says [Greek omitted] for [Greek omitted].
This, by an aphaeresis of tau and an epenthesis of omicron in two places, may be identified with echonoe, and signifies
The patient used 5-6 units of aphaeresis products each day.
We are on track to begin three more Mipomersen studies this year and aphaeresis-eligible patient study, as well as two studies in high risk patient population.
That aside is vintage Espy, vintage cute -- in the old sense of acute, as W.R. E. reminds us in discussing aphaeresis, the "loss of an initial letter or syllable."
- a quick, penetrating insight; immediate impression, intuition, or estimate n. - & a. laxative (medicine). aperitive, adj. aphaeresis
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