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Origin of masto-
Words nearby masto-
WORDS THAT USE MASTO-
What does masto- mean?
Masto- comes from the Greek mastós, meaning “breast.” The Latin-based analog to masto- is mammo-, from mamma, meaning “breast.”
What are variants of masto-?
Examples of masto-
We know that masto- means “breast.” The -tomy part of the word may also look familiar; it is a combining form meaning “incision.” Mastotomy literally translates to “breast incision.”
What are some words that use the combining form masto-?
What are some other forms that masto- may be commonly confused with?
While it doesn’t use the combining form masto-, mastodon, an extinct elephant-like animal, also comes from the same Greek word for “breast.” Learn more about where the word mastodon comes from at our entry for the word.
Example sentences from the Web for masto-
When a member meets him he salutes with the phrase Masto, volite niente?