Meaning of BIS- in English


combining form

Etymology: Latin, from bis


a. : both : of or belonging to both — chiefly in anatomical or medical words of which the second constituent begins with a vowel

bis ischiatic

b. : two

bis marine

2. : twice : doubled — especially in complex chemical expressions

bis dimethylamino-

bis quarternary

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