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glosso-

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  1. 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
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British Dictionary definitions for glosso-

glosso-

before a vowel gloss-

combining form
  1. indicating a tongue or languageglossolaryngeal
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Word Origin

from Greek glossa tongue
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Word Origin and History for glosso-

word-forming element meaning "tongue," from Greek glosso-, comb. form of glossa "tongue" (see gloss (n.2)).

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glosso- in Medicine

glosso-

pref.
  1. Tongue:glossospasm.
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