- a combining form meaning “flesh,” used in the formation of compound words: sarcocarp.
Also especially before a vowel, sarc-.
Origin of sarco-
< Greek sark- (stem of sárx) + -o-
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before a vowel sarc-
- indicating fleshsarcoma
from Greek sark-, sarx flesh
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Word Origin and History for sarco-
before vowels sarc-, word-forming element meaning "flesh, fleshy, of the flesh," from Latinized form of Greek sark-, comb. form of sarx "flesh" (see sarcasm).
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- Striated muscle:sarcolemma.
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