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

supra-

Over or above; transcending.

[Latin supra, above, beyond.]

In medicine in particular, this often has a sense of one thing being placed physically over, above, or on top of another: suprarenal, located above the kidneys; suprahyoid, above the hyoid bone; supraorbital, situated above the orbit of the eye, the eye socket.

In other examples, the sense is of going beyond or transcending something, often figuratively: supramolecular, relating to or denoting structures composed of several or many molecules; supranational, having power or influence that transcends national boundaries or governments; supramundane, transcending or superior to the physical world.

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