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a combining form meaning “similar,” used in the formation of compound words:
Also, homoeo-, homoio-.
Origin of homeo-
< Greek homoio-, combining form of hómoios similar, like Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for homeo-


combining form
like or similar: homeomorphism
Word Origin
from Latin homoeo-, from Greek homoio-, from homos same
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Word Origin and History for homeo-

word-forming element meaning "similar to," Latinized from Greek homio-, from homoios "like, resembling, of the same kind," related to or an expanded form of homos "one and the same," from PIE *sem- "one, as one" (see same).

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homeo- in Medicine

homeo- pref.
Like; similar: homeostasis.

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