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  1. variant of octa-: octosyllabic.
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British Dictionary definitions for octo-


octa- or before a vowel oct-

combining form
  1. eightoctosyllabic; octagon
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Word Origin

from Latin octo, Greek okto
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Word Origin and History for octo-

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

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octo- in Medicine


  1. Eight:octan.
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