Dia- (prefix)
Prefix taken straight from the Greek meaning through, throughout, completely as in diachronic, diagnosis, dialysis, etc.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • dia. — abbr. diameter. * * * diameter. * * * abbrev Diameter * * * dia., diameter. dia , prefix. through; across; thoroughly, as in diaphragm, diameter. Also, di before vowels. ╂[< Greek …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dia- — Di a , Di Di . [Gr. dia through; orig., dividing into two parts; akin to ? two. See {Two}, and cf. 1st {Di }.] A prefix denoting through; also, between, apart, asunder, across. Before a vowel dia becomes {di }; as, diactinic; dielectric, etc.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dia- — before vowels, di , prefix meaning through, thoroughly, entirely, from Gk. dia , from dia through, throughout, probably from the root of duo two (see TWO (Cf. two)) with a base sense of twice …   Etymology dictionary

  • dia- — (also di before a vowel) ► PREFIX 1) through; across: diameter. 2) apart: diaeresis. ORIGIN Greek dia through …   English terms dictionary

  • dia- — [dī′ə] [ME < OFr < L < Gr dia, through, across < * disa, in two, apart < IE * dis < base * dwo, TWO] prefix 1. through, throughout, across [diachronic, diagram] 2. apart, between [dialect, diacritical] …   English World dictionary

  • dia- — prefix (also di before a vowel) 1 through (diaphanous). 2 apart (diacritical). 3 across (diameter). Etymology: Gk f. dia through …   Useful english dictionary

  • dia- — (prefix) across, through …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • dia- — prefix denoting 1) through. 2) completely or throughout. 3) apart …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • dia- — Through, throughout, completely. [G. dia, through] * * * prefix denoting 1. through. 2. completely or throughout. 3. apart. * * * [Gr. dia through] a prefix meaning through, between, apart, across, or completely …   Medical dictionary

  • dia- — also di prefix Etymology: Latin, from Greek, through, apart, from dia; akin to Latin dis through < diapositive > ; across < diadromous > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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