octo-


variant of octa-: octosyllabic.

Nearby words

  1. octavo,
  2. octavus,
  3. octennial,
  4. octet,
  5. octillion,
  6. october,
  7. october revolution,
  8. octoberfest,
  9. octobrist,
  10. octocentenary

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British Dictionary definitions for octo-

octo-

octa- or before a vowel oct-

combining form

eightoctosyllabic; octagon

Word Origin for octo-

from Latin octo, Greek okto

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Word Origin and History for octo-

octo-

word-forming element, before vowels oct-, from comb. form of Latin octo "eight" (see octa-).

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Medicine definitions for octo-

octo-

pref.

Eight:octan.

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