- 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-
Word Origin for noso-
from Greek nosos
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word-forming element meaning "disease," from comb. form of Greek nosos "disease, sickness, malady," of unknown origin.
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