Words nearby ligno-
WORDS THAT USE LIGNO-
What does ligno- mean?
Ligno– 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 ligno-?
When combined with words or word elements that begin with a vowel, ligno– becomes lign–, as in lignin. In most instances, ligno– is ligni–, as in lignify. Want to know more? Read our Words That Use articles on lign– and ligni-.
Examples of ligno-
One term that features the form ligno– is lignocellulose, “any of various compounds of lignin and cellulose comprising the essential part of woody cell walls.”
The form ligno– means “wood,” as we know. The second portion of the word, –cellulose, is an inert carbohydrate, the chief constituent of the cell walls of plants and of wood. Lignocellulose literally means “wood cellulose.”
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How to use ligno- in a sentence
Unus latro ingratus cum esset typus Diaboli, et Serpentis, et Jud, qui se in ligno suffocavit.The Works of Sir Thomas Browne (Volume 1 of 3)|Thomas Browne
Ligno-celluloses find their chemical representative in the jute fibre.
Reperitur apud auctores in Salentino oppido Egnati, imposito ligno in saxum quoddam ibi sacram protinus flammam existere.
Thus: The wood was being chopped by the boy, la ligno estis hakata de la knabo.Esperanto Self-Taught with Phonetic Pronunciation|William W. Mann
Sur unu tablo kuŝis ĉiaj malgrandaj bestoj, faritaj el ligno, drapo, kaj diversaj materialoj.A Complete Grammar of Esperanto|Ivy Kellerman Reed