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Oto

or Otoe

[oh-toh] /ˈoʊ toʊ/
noun, plural Otos (especially collectively) Oto.
1.
a member of a Siouan-speaking tribe of North American Indians who formerly inhabited the lower Missouri River basin and now live in Oklahoma.

oto-

1.
a combining form meaning “ear,” used in the formation of compound words:
otology.
Also, especially before a vowel, ot-.
Origin of oto-
< Greek ōto-, combining form of oûs ear1
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oto-

combining form
1.
indicating the ear: otitis, otolith
Word Origin
from Greek ous, ōt- ear
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Oto in Medicine

oto- or ot-
pref.
Ear: otology.

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