Origin of ligni-
Words nearby ligni-
WORDS THAT USE LIGNI-
What does ligni- mean?
Ligni– comes from Latin lignum, meaning “wood.” A Greek translation is hȳ́lē, meaning “wood” or “matter,” as in the substance of the universe, source of the combining form hylo–. Another Greek-based combining form meaning “wood” is xylo–. To learn more, check out our Words That Use article on the forms.
What are variants of ligni-?
When combined with words or word elements that begin with a vowel, ligni– becomes lign–, as in lignin. In some instances, ligni– becomes ligno–, as in lignocellulose. Want to know more? Read our Words That Use articles on lign– and ligno-.
Examples of ligni-
An example of a scientific term that features the form ligni– is ligniform, “having the form of wood.”
We know ligni– means “wood,” and the –form portion of the word refers to “having the form of,” from Latin –fōrmis. Ligniform literally translates to “having the form of wood.”
What are some words that use the combining form ligni-?
What are some other forms that ligni– may be commonly confused with?
How to use ligni- in a sentence
This is clearly the species found by Batsch "ligni demortui putridi in interiore corticis pagina."The North American Slime-Moulds|Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride
Soot tea; Infusum fuliginis ligni, L. Antacid and stimulant.
Item, fabella, seu orata una argenti facta ad modum unius maze cum manica ligni ligata in argento.History of the Fan|George Woolliscroft Rhead
Fidenter affirmavit inferorum terram vices obire ligni, & ipsam ardere per sese.