The word "prefix" describes something affixed to the beginning of a word and the word "suffix" describes something affixed to the end of a word. What is the analog of these for something affixed to or making up the middle of a word?

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    ... as "middle" is to "infix", as used in a Riley riddle. Aug 10, 2020 at 21:02
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    Thanks for that! Never heard of a Riley Riddle before. Learned two new things today! For others that have also not heard of a Riley Riddle, here is the first one I came across: puzzling.stackexchange.com/questions/93230/short-riley-riddle Aug 10, 2020 at 21:11
  • The three parts may overlap in a Riley riddle, as do the prefix and infix in your link. Aug 10, 2020 at 21:13

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The word is "infix". SOED: 2. *Gram. an affix inserted into a word.

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