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a combining form meaning “few,” “little,” used in the formation of compound words: oligopoly.

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Also especially before a vowel, olig- .

Origin of oligo-

From Greek, combining form of olígos “little, small, few”
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British Dictionary definitions for oligo-

oligo-

before a vowel olig-


combining form

indicating a few or littleoligopoly
from Greek olígos little, few
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Medical definitions for oligo-

oligo-

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Few:oligosaccharide.
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