Cis definition

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Commonwealth of Independent States.
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On this side.

Cisatlantic.

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Commonwealth of Independent States.
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On this side of.

Cisalpine.

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Subsequent to.
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(chem.) Designating an isomer having certain atoms or groups on the same side of a given plane in the molecule.

Cis-butene.

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(biology) Having two mutations on two genes on the same chromosome of a homologous pair.
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(cytology) Of the side of the Golgi apparatus nearer to the endoplasmic reticulum.
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(chemistry) Alternative form of cis-.
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Commonwealth of Independent States.
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(Canada, sports) Canadian Interuniversity Sport.
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Having a pair of identical atoms or groups on the same side of a plane that passes through two carbon atoms linked by a double bond. Used of a geometric isomer.

Cis-2-butene.

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(LGBT) Cisgender or cissexual: not trans (transgender or transsexual).
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Origin of cis

  • < L cis, on this side: see here

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • Latin from cis on this side of ko- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin cis (“on the same side”). The gender-related sense is a clipping of cissexual or of cisgender (from Latin cis).

    From Wiktionary