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1. A letter, letters, syllable, or syllables added or appended to the end of a word or a root to modify the meaning; a postfix.

2. (Science: mathematics) A subscript mark, number, or letter. See subscript.

Origin: L. Suffixus, p.p. Of suffigere to fasten on, to affix; sub under _ figere to fix: cf. F. Suffixe. See fix.

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dehydration and hydrolysis reactions

Let me clarify my response, nomenclature is like one of the hardest things in organic chemistry simply by the sheer amount of rules prefixes, suffixes etc..

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by mith
Sun Sep 25, 2005 11:28 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: dehydration and hydrolysis reactions
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