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a combining form meaning “nose,” used in the formation of compound words:
Origin of naso-
< Latin nās(us) nose + -o- Unabridged
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Historical Examples
  • It was a prodigy—a ridicule; but he consoled himself—Ovid was called naso.

    Jacob Faithful Captain Frederick Marryat
  • I will add this inscription too; "naso, for the preservation of Corinna, offers these."

  • "I declare for the edict," exclaimed with energy the truculent naso.

    Valeria William Henry Withrow
  • "Well, give your screw another turn," said naso with a hideous chuckle.

    Valeria William Henry Withrow
  • "But they are necessary, to keep the mob in subjection," said naso.

    Valeria William Henry Withrow
  • You need never want an illustration of the naso adunco of Horace again; I'm a living example of it.

    The Poor Scholar William Carleton
  • "Welcome, good naso," exclaimed Fausta, as the Prefect of the city was ushered into the room.

    Valeria William Henry Withrow
  • Rank and ancestry, sir, should be the last words in the mouths of us of unblemished race—vix ea nostra voco, as naso saith.

  • A mighty man thou art, naso, yet is a man not mighty who doth stoop like thee: naso thou art mighty—and pathic.

    The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus Caius Valerius Catullus
  • naso candentibus forcipibus abrepto, iisdemque brachio utroque ipsisque mammis crudelissime perustis.

British Dictionary definitions for naso


combining form
nose: nasopharynx
Word Origin
from Latin nāsus nose
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naso in Medicine

naso- pref.
Nose: nasopharynx.

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