a combining form meaning “tongue, word, speech,” used in the formation of compound words: glossology.
Also glotto-; especially before a vowel, gloss-.

Origin of glosso-

< Greek (Ionic), combining form of glôssa Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for glosso-


before a vowel gloss-

combining form

indicating a tongue or languageglossolaryngeal

Word Origin for glosso-

from Greek glossa tongue
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Medical definitions for glosso-



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