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a combining form meaning “milk,” used in the formation of compound words: galactopoietic.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Also especially before a vowel, galact-.
Origin of galacto-
<Greek galakto-, combining form of galakt-, stem of gála milk
Words nearby galacto-
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British Dictionary definitions for galacto-
before a vowel galact-
milk or milkygalactometer
Word Origin for galacto-
from Greek galakt-, gala
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Medical definitions for galacto-
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