masto-


a combining form meaning “breast,” used in the formation of compound words: mastopathy.

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Also especially before a vowel, mast-.

Origin of masto-

combining form representing Greek mastós breast
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British Dictionary definitions for masto-

masto-

before a vowel mast-


combining form

indicating the breast, mammary glands, or something resembling a breast or nipplemastodon; mastoid

Word Origin for masto-

from Greek mastos breast
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Medical definitions for masto-

masto-

pref.

Breast; mammary gland; nipple:mastectomy.
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