prefices

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

By analogy with terms such as appendices and indices.

Noun[edit]

prefices

  1. (nonstandard) plural form of prefix
    • 1981, Reiner Luckenbach, Beilsteins Handbuch der organischen Chemie‎ (English edition), page 1571:
      The names used in the index [] are different from the systematic nomenclature used in the text only insofar as Substitution and Degree-of-Unsaturation Prefices are placed after the name (inverted), and all configurational prefices and symbols [] are omitted.