a combining form with the meanings “movement,” “movable,” “moving,” used in the formation of compound words: kinetograph; kinetosome.
Origin of kineto-
< Greek kīnēt(ós) movable (equivalent to kīnē-, verbid stem of kīneîn to move + -tos adj. suffix) + -o-
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word-forming element meaning "motion," from Greek kineto-, comb. form of kinetos (see kinetic).
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