a combining form meaning “single,” “simple,” used in the formation of compound words: haplology.
Also especially before a vowel, hapl-.

Origin of haplo-

< Greek, combining form of haplóos single, simple; akin to Latin simplex
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British Dictionary definitions for haplo-


before a vowel hapl-

combining form

single or simplehaplology; haplosis

Word Origin for haplo-

from Greek haplous simple
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Medicine definitions for haplo-



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