halo-


a combining form meaning “salt,” used in the formation of compound words (halophyte); sometimes specialized as a combining form of halogen (halothane).

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Also especially before a vowel, hal-.

Origin of halo-

< Greek, combining form of háls salt
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British Dictionary definitions for halo-

halo-

hali- or before a vowel hal-


combining form

indicating salt or the seahalophyte
relating to or containing a halogenhalothane

Word Origin for halo-

from Greek hals, hal- sea, salt
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Medical definitions for halo-

halo-

pref.

Salt:halophilic.
Halogen:halide.
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