- a combining form meaning “whole,” “entire,” used in the formation of compound words: holomorphic.
Origin of holo-
< Greek, combining form of hólos
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before a vowel hol-
- whole or whollyholograph; holotype; Holarctic
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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- Whole; entirely:holoblastic.
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