- a combining form meaning “disease,” used in the formation of compound words: nosology.
Also especially before a vowel, nos-.
Origin of noso-
combining form representing Greek nósos disease, sickness, malady
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before a vowel nos-
from Greek nosos
Word Origin and History for noso-
word-forming element meaning "disease," from comb. form of Greek nosos "disease, sickness, malady," of unknown origin.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper