Dictionary.com

deuto-

Save This Word!

a combining form meaning “second or secondary; second in order”, used in the formation of compound words: deutoplasm.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!
In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help
Also especially before a vowel, deut-.

Origin of deuto-

Shortening of deutero-
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

WORDS THAT USE DEUTO-

What does deuto- mean?

Deuto- is a combining form used like a prefix meaning “second” or “secondary.” It is rarely used in scientific terms, especially in biology.

Deuto- comes from Greek deúteros, meaning “second.”

What are variants of deuto-?

Deuto- is a shortened form of deutero- or deuter-, as in deuteropathy.

Examples of deuto-

One example of a scientific term that features the combining form deuto- is deutoplasm, “the reserve nutritive material, as a yolk granule, in the ovarian cytoplasm.”

The form deuto- means “secondary,” as we know. So, what about the -plasm portion of the word? It has a variety of meanings, including “tissue.” Deutoplasm literally translates to “secondary tissue.”

What are some words that use the combining form deuto- or deut-?

  • deutencephalon
  • deutobromide
  • deutocarbonate
  • deutochloride
  • deuton
  • deutoplastic
  • deutovum

What are some other forms that deuto- may be commonly confused with?

Break it down!

The suffix -on is used to name subatomic particles. With this in mind, what does deuton, also known as a deuteron, literally mean?

How to use deuto- in a sentence

  • The subchloride may be directly formed, by pouring a solution of deuto-chloride of copper or iron upon silver leaf.

  • Beyond the discoveries of Chaussier, on the preservative properties of the deuto-chloride of mercury, the labours of MM.

  • No time was lost to profit by this property of the deuto-chloride of mercury, to apply it to the preservation of whole bodies.

  • Chaussier has latterly proposed the solution of the deuto-chloride of mercury, in distilled water.

Medical definitions for deuto-

deuto-

pref.
Second; secondary:deutoplasm.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
FEEDBACK