a combining form meaning “insect,” used in the formation of compound words: entomology.

Origin of entomo-

combining form of Greek éntomos notched, éntoma (noun use of neuter plural) insects, verbid of entémnein to cut in or up, equivalent to en- en-2 + tómos cut; see -tomy
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British Dictionary definitions for entomo-


combining form

indicating an insectentomology

Word Origin for entomo-

from Greek entomon insect (literally: creature cut into sections), from en- in + -tomon, from temnein to cut
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