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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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  • Argentiferous

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    a ring of color, as around the human nipple. a small interstice, as between the fibers of connective tissue. noun (pl) -lae (-ˌliː), -las (anatomy) any small circular area, such as the pigmented ring around the human nipple or the inflamed area surrounding a pimple n. “colored circle around a nipple,” 1706, from Latin areola, […]

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