caco-


a combining form meaning “bad,” occurring in loanwords from Greek (cacodemon); on this model, used in the formation of compound words (cacogenics).

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Also especially before a vowel, cac-.

Origin of caco-

<Greek, combining form of kakós
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British Dictionary definitions for caco-

caco-

combining form

bad, unpleasant, or incorrectcacophony

Word Origin for caco-

from Greek kakos bad
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Medical definitions for caco-

caco-

pref.

Bad:cacogeusia.
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