homo-


a combining form appearing in loanwords from Greek, where it meant “same” (homology); on this model, used in the formation of compound words (homomorphic).

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Also especially before a vowel, hom-.

Origin of homo-

< Greek, combining form of homós one and the same; akin to Sanskrit sama-; see same
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British Dictionary definitions for homo-

homo-

combining form

being the same or likehomologous; homosexual Compare hetero-

Word Origin for homo-

via Latin from Greek, from homos same
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Medical definitions for homo-

homo-

pref.

Same; like:homotype.
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Scientific definitions for homo-

homo-

A prefix meaning “same,” as in homogamous, having the same kind of flower.
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