[ lep-toh ]
/ ˈlɛp toʊ /
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Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Origin of lepto
Words nearby lepto
Definition for lepto (2 of 2)
a combining form meaning “thin,” “fine,” “slight,” used in the formation of compound words: leptophyllous.
Also especially before a vowel, lept-.
Origin of lepto-
<Greek lepto-, combining form of leptós thin, slight, fine, literally, stripped, equivalent to lép(ein) to strip + -tos adj. suffix
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Example sentences from the Web for lepto
All the forms have the same life-history as the lepto forms of that group, so that there is no longer any trace of sexual organs.
British Dictionary definitions for lepto
before a vowel lept-
fine, slender, or slightleptosome
Word Origin for lepto-
from Greek leptos thin, literally: peeled, from lepein to peel
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Medical definitions for lepto
Slender; thin; fine:leptocyte.
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