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a combining form meaning “within,” used in the formation of compound words:
Origin of ento-
combining form representing Greek entós Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for ento-


combining form
inside; within: entoderm
Word Origin
New Latin, from Greek entos within
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Word Origin and History for ento-

word-forming element meaning "within, inside, inner," from Greek ento-, comb. form of entos "within, inside" (cognate with Latin intus), from PIE *entos, from *en "in" (see in) + adverbial suffix -tos, denoting origin.

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ento- in Medicine

ento- or ent-
Inside; within: entozoon.

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