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stylo-1

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  1. a combining form representing style or styloid in the formation of compound words: stylography.
Also styli-; especially before a vowel, styl-.

Origin of stylo-1

combining form representing Latin stilus. See stylus, -o-

stylo-2

  1. a combining form meaning “column,” “pillar,” “tube,” used in the formation of compound words: stylolite.
Also styli-; especially before a vowel, styl-.

Origin of stylo-2

< Greek, combining form of stŷlos pillar
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British Dictionary definitions for stylo-

stylo-

before a vowel styl-

combining form
  1. (in biology) a stylestylopodium
  2. indicating a column or pointstylobate; stylograph

Word Origin

from Greek stulos column
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stylo- in Medicine

stylo-

pref.
  1. Styloid; styloid process:stylohyal.
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