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noun, plural he·li·os. Informal.
  1. a heliogram.
  2. a heliograph.
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Origin of helio

by shortening


  1. a combining form meaning “sun,” used in the formation of compound words: heliolatry.
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Also especially before a vowel, heli-.

Origin of helio-

< Greek, combining form of hḗlios sun
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British Dictionary definitions for helio


before a vowel heli-

combining form
  1. indicating the sunheliocentric; heliolithic
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Word Origin for helio-

from Greek, from hēlios sun
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Word Origin and History for helio


word-forming element meaning "sun," from Greek helio-, comb. form of helios "sun" (see sol).

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