a combining form meaning “outside,” “outer,” “external,” used in the formation of compound words: exocentric.
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Origin of exo-
<Greek, combining form of éxō outside
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British Dictionary definitions for exo- (1 of 2)
/ (ˈɛksəʊ) /
Australian an informal word for excellent
British Dictionary definitions for exo- (2 of 2)
external, outside, or beyondexobiology; exothermal
Word Origin for exo-
from Greek exō outside
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Medical definitions for exo-
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Scientific definitions for exo-
A prefix that means outside or external, as in exoskeleton.
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