helio-


a combining form meaning “sun,” used in the formation of compound words: heliolatry.

Nearby words

  1. heliculture,
  2. helideck,
  3. heliencephalitis,
  4. heligoland,
  5. helio,
  6. heliocentric,
  7. heliocentric parallax,
  8. heliochrome,
  9. heliodor,
  10. heliogabalus

Also especially before a vowel, heli-.

Origin of helio-

< Greek, combining form of hḗlios sun

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British Dictionary definitions for helio-

helio-

before a vowel heli-

combining form

indicating the sunheliocentric; heliolithic

Word Origin for helio-

from Greek, from hēlios sun

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Word Origin and History for helio-

helio-

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

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