[ om-i-kron, oh-mi- ]
/ ˈɒm ɪˌkrɒn, ˈoʊ mɪ- /


the 15th letter of the Greek alphabet (O, o).
the vowel sound represented by this letter.

Origin of omicron

< Greek ō mikrón, literally, small o. Cf. omega Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for omicron


/ (əʊˈmaɪkrɒn, ˈɒmɪkrɒn) /


the 15th letter in the Greek alphabet (Ο, ο), a short vowel, transliterated as o

Word Origin for omicron

from Greek ō mikron small o; see micro-, omega
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Medicine definitions for omicron


[ ŏmĭ-krŏn′, ōmĭ- ]


The 15th letter of the Greek alphabet.
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