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Example 9.8.3. Let $X$ be a compact Riemann surface, and let $f \in \mathbf{C}(X) - \mathbf{C}$ any nonconstant meromorphic function on $X$ (see Example 9.3.6). Then it is known that $\mathbf{C}(X)$ is algebraic over the subextension $\mathbf{C}(f)$ generated by $f$. We shall not prove this.

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