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  1. 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-

combining form
  1. relating to or formed by the lips and (another organ or part)labiodental
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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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labio- in Medicine


  1. Labial:labiodental.
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