a suffix occurring in a series of compounds that describe book sizes according to the number of leaves formed by the folding of a single sheet of paper: sixteenmo.
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Origin of -mo
combining form extracted from duodecimo
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British Dictionary definitions for -mo
suffix forming nouns
(in bookbinding) indicating book size by specifying the number of leaves formed by folding one sheet of paper12mo, twelvemo, or duodecimo; 16mo or sixteenmo
Word Origin for -mo
abstracted from duodecimo
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