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a combining form meaning “whole,” “entire,” used in the formation of compound words:
Origin of holo-
< Greek, combining form of hólos Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for holo-


combining form
whole or wholly: holograph, holotype, Holarctic
Word Origin
from Greek holos
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Word Origin and History for holo-

before vowels, hol-, word-forming element meaning "whole, entire, complete," from Greek holo-, comb. form of holos "whole, entire, complete," also "safe and sound," from PIE *sol-wo-, from root *sol- (see safe (adj.)).

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holo- in Medicine

holo- or hol-
Whole; entirely: holoblastic.

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