a combining form meaning “double,” “in pairs,” used in the formation of compound words: diplococcus.
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Also especially before a vowel, dipl-.
Origin of diplo-
<Greek, combining form of diplóostwofold
Words nearby diplo-
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British Dictionary definitions for diplo-
before a vowel dipl-
Word Origin for diplo-
from Greek, from diploos, from di- 1 + -ploos -fold
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Medical definitions for diplo-
Having double the basic number of chromosomes; diploid:diplont.
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