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Ab- (prefix)

Ab- (prefix): Prefix from the Latin meaning ôfrom, away from, offö as in abduction (movement of a limb away from the midline of the body), ablate (carry or cut away), abnormal (away from normal), absorb (to suck away). "Abs" in the plural is slang for the abdominal muscles.