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a combining form meaning “oil,” used in the formation of compound words:
Also, especially before a vowel, ole-.
Origin of oleo-
< Latin, combining form representing oleum oil Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for oleo-


combining form
oil: oleomargarine
Word Origin
from Latin oleumoil
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Word Origin and History for oleo-

word-forming element meaning "oil" or "oleic," from Latin oleum (see oil (n.)).

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oleo- in Medicine

oleo- or ole-
Oil: oleic acid.

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