des-

prefix

Definition of des-

: de- 6 especially before vowels
  • desoxy

Origin and Etymology of des-

French dés-, from Old French des- — more at de-


DES

noun \ ˌdē-(ˌ)ē-ˈes \

Definition of DES

First Known Use of des

1970


Medical Dictionary

DES

noun \ ˌdē-(ˌ)ē-ˈes \

medical Definition of DES


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