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a combining form meaning “disease,” used in the formation of compound words:
Also, especially before a vowel, nos-.
Origin of noso-
combining form representing Greek nósos disease, sickness, malady Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for noso-


combining form
disease: nosology
Word Origin
from Greek nosos
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Word Origin and History for noso-

word-forming element meaning "disease," from comb. form of Greek nosos "disease, sickness, malady," of unknown origin.

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noso- in Medicine

noso- pref.
Disease: nosology.

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