WORDS THAT USE NASO-
What does naso- mean?
Naso- comes from the Latin nāsus, meaning “nose.” Nasal, meaning “of or relating to the nose,” also comes from this Latin root. In fact, English’s own word nose is ultimately related to the Latin nāsus.
Examples of naso-
One example of a medical term that features the combining form naso- is nasoscope, “an instrument for examining the nasal passages.” It’s also known as a rhinoscope, using rhino-, the Greek equivalent of naso-.
The combining form naso- means “nose,” as we’ve seen. So, what about the -scope portion of the word? It means “instrument for viewing.” Nasocope literally translates to “nose-viewing instrument.”
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How to use naso- in a sentence
In hay fever, the itching and redness of the eyes, nose, and throat are controlled from a sensitive point in the naso-pharynx.The Treatment of Hay Fever|George Frederick Laidlaw
Mancini also speaks of the faults of nasal and throaty voice: "Un cantare di gola e di naso."The Psychology of Singing|David C. Taylor
It is lawful to suspend "naso adunco" those whom we may not otherwise suspend.
The Bishop amused himself and Coley by saying, as he hung a fishhook on this man's nose-hook, 'Naso suspendis adunco.'Life of John Coleridge Patteson|Charlotte M. Yonge
Ex eius avis unus verrucam in extremo naso sitam habuit, ciceris grano similem; inde cognomen Ciceronis genti inditum.Selections from Viri Romae|Charles Franois L'Homond