a combining form meaning “the back,” used in the formation of compound words: notochord.
Also especially before a vowel, not-.

Origin of noto-

combining form representing Greek nôton the back Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for noto-


before a vowel not-

combining form

the backnotochord

Word Origin for noto-

from Greek nōton the back
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