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a combining form meaning “finger,” used in the formation of compound words: digitinervate.
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Origin of digiti-

Combining form representing Latin digitus
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WORDS THAT USE DIGITI-

What does digiti- mean?

The combining form digiti- is used like a prefix meaning “finger.” It is very occasionally used in scientific terms, especially in botany.

The form digiti- comes from Latin digitus, meaning “finger” or “toe.” English digit, meaning “finger or toe,” comes from this same Latin root. The Greek translation of digitus is dáktulos, which is the source of combining forms such as -dactyl, -dactylous, and -dactyly.

Examples of digiti-

A term that features the combining form digiti- is digitiform, meaning “like a finger.”

The digiti– portion of the word means “finger.” The -form part of the word means “having the form of,” from Latin -fōrmis. Digitiform literally translates to “having the form of a finger.”

What are some words that use the combining form digiti-?

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

While the words digital or digitize are not specifically using digiti- as a combining form, they are closely related to it. Learn why digital is related to electronics at our entry for the word.

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The word nervate means “(of leaves) having veins.” With this in mind, what kind of leaf is digitinervate?

How to use digiti- in a sentence

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