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a combining form meaning “proper to one,” “peculiar,” used in the formation of compound words: idiomorphic.
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Origin of idio-
<Greek, combining form of ídios (one's) own, personal, private, separate, distinct
Words nearby idio-
ides of March, Beware the, id est, Idhi, -idia, -idine, idio-, idioblast, idiochromatic, idiocrasy, idiocy, idiodynamic
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How to use idio- in a sentence
Thirdly: The particles of heat, light, and electricity, are idio-repulsive.
This idio-repulsive nature of caloric is the great, and constant antagonist power to the attraction of cohesion.
I am told he would go through the crust of earth for the backbone of an idio—ilio-something-saurus.'The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete|George Meredith
British Dictionary definitions for idio-
indicating peculiarity, isolation, or that which pertains to an individual person or thingidiolect
Word Origin for idio-
from Greek idios private, separate
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