a combining form meaning “good,” “well,” occurring chiefly in words of Greek origin (eupepsia); in scientific coinages, especially taxonomic names, it often has the sense “true, genuine” (eukaryote)
Words nearby eu-
Origin of eu-
< Greek, combining form of eús good (adj.) or eú, eû (neuter, used as adv.) well
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British Dictionary definitions for eu-
well, pleasant, or goodeupeptic; euphony
Word Origin for eu-
via Latin from Greek, from eus good
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Medicine definitions for eu-
Good; well; true:eupepsia.
A derivative of a specified substance:euglobulin.
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