variant of , especially before a vowel.
a combining form meaning “silver,” used in the formation of compound words:
argento-cuprous sulfide.
Historical Examples

Argentochloride of ammonia; argenti ammonio-chloridum, L. Prep.
Cooley’s Practical Receipts, Volume II Arnold Cooley

We traverse the marshes of the Styx, and argenti swims to the boat through the slimy waves.
Selected Prose of Oscar Wilde Oscar Wilde


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