diplo-


a combining form meaning “double,” “in pairs,” used in the formation of compound words: diplococcus.

Nearby words

  1. dipl.,
  2. diplacusis,
  3. diplegia,
  4. diplex,
  5. diplexer,
  6. diplobacillus,
  7. diplobacteria,
  8. diplobiont,
  9. diploblastic,
  10. diplocardia

Also especially before a vowel, dipl-.

Origin of diplo-

< Greek, combining form of diplóos twofold

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British Dictionary definitions for diplo-

diplo-

before a vowel dipl-

combining form

doublediplococcus

Word Origin for diplo-

from Greek, from diploos, from di- 1 + -ploos -fold

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Medicine definitions for diplo-

diplo-

pref.

Double:diplococcus.
Having double the basic number of chromosomes; diploid:diplont.

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