I'm specifically looking for another prefix that has the same or a similar meaning to "exo".

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    Why? Details are helpful; so is explaining the research that you have done so far. – herisson Jul 8 '17 at 4:38
  • What do you think "exo" means? What synonyms have you found thus far (you have looked, right?) and why did they not suit your needs? – Roger Sinasohn Jul 8 '17 at 7:25
  • I'm not sure what research I can actually do. Google is complete and infuriating garbage, and I have few if any other resources. I'm just asking if anyone knows of something like this offhand. After some thought, I think "tele" is used in a vaguely similar way, though it's not exactly suitable. The reason why I'd like to use another term is simply that the term exo is overused and often associated with technology or insects, and I wanted a slightly less used term that would allow me to avoid those associations. – Sebastian Hahn Jul 8 '17 at 7:29
  • You really need to include more context in your question, as well as a sample sentence showing how you would use it. (Put an X or ___ where the prefix would go.) You might also want to take the site tour and read more about how to ask good questions. – Roger Sinasohn Jul 8 '17 at 7:34
  • Also, what do I think "exo" means? what kind of question is that? – Sebastian Hahn Jul 8 '17 at 7:37

Given that exo- has the following definition:



External; from outside.

I would go with either extra-:



  1. Outside; beyond.

1.1 Beyond the scope of.

or outer:



  1. attributive Outside; external.
    ‘the outer layer of the skin’
    ‘the outer door’

I will note that outer is an adjective rather than a prefix.

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  • I hadn't even considered extra. Very good answer. thank you. – Sebastian Hahn Jul 8 '17 at 7:41

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