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a combining form meaning “slope, incline,” and, in mineralogy, “monoclinic,” used in the formation of compound words: clinometer.
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Origin of clino-

<Latin -clīn(āre) (cognate with Greek klī́nein to cause to lean, Sanskrit śrayati he causes to lean) + -o-
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How to use clino- in a sentence

  • Had the Clino not been both exceedingly strong and very new it would have come to grief long before it did.

    The Great War As I Saw It|Frederick George Scott

British Dictionary definitions for clino-

clino-

before a vowel clin-


combining form
indicating a slope or inclinationclinometer

Word Origin for clino-

from New Latin, from Greek klinein to slant, lean
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Medical definitions for clino-

clino-

pref.
Slope; slant:clinocephaly.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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