em-








  1. variant of en-1 before b, p, and sometimes m: embalm.

  1. variant of en-2 before b, m, p, ph: embolism, emphasis.

prefix

  1. before b, m, and p, a variant of en- 1, en- 2
1

from French assimilation of en- to following labial (see en- (1)). Also a prefix used to form verbs from adjectives and nouns.

2

representing Latin ex- assimilated to following -m- (see ex-).

pref.

  1. Variant ofen-

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