a combining form meaning “sun,” used in the formation of compound words: heliolatry.
- heliocentric parallax,
Also especially before a vowel, heli-.
Origin of helio-
< Greek, combining form of hḗlios sun
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before a vowel heli-
indicating the sunheliocentric; heliolithic
Word Origin for helio-
from Greek, from hēlios sun
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word-forming element meaning "sun," from Greek helio-, comb. form of helios "sun" (see sol).
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