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

Origin of naso-

< Latin nās(us) nose + -o- Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for naso

Historical Examples of naso

  • It was a prodigy—a ridicule; but he consoled himself—Ovid was called Naso.

    Jacob Faithful

    Captain Frederick Marryat

  • I will add this inscription too; "Naso, for the preservation of Corinna, offers these."

  • "I declare for the edict," exclaimed with energy the truculent Naso.


    William Henry Withrow

  • "Well, give your screw another turn," said Naso with a hideous chuckle.


    William Henry Withrow

  • "But they are necessary, to keep the mob in subjection," said Naso.


    William Henry Withrow

British Dictionary definitions for naso


combining form


Word Origin for naso-

from Latin nāsus nose
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naso in Medicine



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