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.
How to use masto- in a sentence
When a member meets him he salutes with the phrase Masto, volite niente?