a combining form meaning “lip,” used in the formation of compound words: labiodental.
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Origin of labio-
combining form representing Latin labium
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British Dictionary definitions for labio-
before a vowel labi-
relating to or formed by the lips and (another organ or part)labiodental
Word Origin for labio-
from Latin labium lip
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Word Origin and History for labio-
word-forming element in medical use, taken as a comb. form of Latin labium "lip" (see lip (n.)).
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Medicine definitions for labio-
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