Go to 'thermo-' entry Go to 'dino-' entry Go to 'chondro-' entry Go to 'aero-' entry Go to '-logy' entry Go to 'thaumato-' entry Go to 'nano-' entry Go to '-sophy' entry Go to 'bucco-' entry Go to '-ism' entry Go to '-lysis' entry Go to 'galacto-' entry Go to '-anthropy' entry Go to 'pneumo-' entry Go to '-ploitation' entry Go to '-lithic' entry Go to '-sepalous' entry Go to 'onco-' entry Go to '-parous' entry Go to 'dermato-' entry Go to 'multi-' entry Go to 'dodeca-' entry Go to '-zoon' entry Go to 'vermi-' entry Go to 'crystallo-' entry Go to 'biblio-' entry Go to 'eco-' entry Go to 'juxta-' entry Go to 'facio-' entry
Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

all(o)-

Other; different.

[Greek allos, other; allelo- is from Greek allel-, one another.]

An allegory (Greek -agoria, speaking, so literally ‘speaking otherwise’) is a story, poem, or picture in which there is another, hidden meaning; an allergy (Greek ergon, work, so something working differently) is a damaging immune response by the body to a substance.

Allotropes are the different physical forms in which an element can exist, such as carbon, which can occur as graphite or as diamond; allopathy is the treatment of disease with drugs having effects opposed to the symptoms (contrasted with homeopathy).

In linguistics, allographs are alternative forms of a letter of an alphabet, for example its capital, lower case, and italic forms; allophones are the various ways sounds can be pronounced, which do not contribute to distinctions of meaning.

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