a combining form meaning “closed,” “capable of being closed,” used in the formation of compound words: cleistogamy; cleistothecium.

Nearby words

  1. cleidocranial,
  2. cleidocranial dysostosis,
  3. cleidoic,
  4. cleidoic egg,
  5. cleisthenes,
  6. cleistocarp,
  7. cleistocarpous,
  8. cleistogamous,
  9. cleistogamy,
  10. cleistothecium

Origin of cleisto-

combining form representing Greek kleistós Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019