a combining form meaning “tongue, word, speech,” used in the formation of compound words: glossology.
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Also glotto-; especially before a vowel, gloss- .
Origin of glosso-
<Greek (Ionic), combining form of glôssa
Words nearby glosso-
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British Dictionary definitions for glosso-
before a vowel gloss-
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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