a combining form meaning “being,” used in the formation of compound words: ontogeny.
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Also especially before a vowel, ont-.
Origin of onto-
< New Latin < Greek ont- (stem of ón, neuter present participle of eînai to be) + -o- -o-
Words nearby onto-
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British Dictionary definitions for onto-
existence or beingontogeny; ontology
Word Origin for onto-
from Late Greek, from ōn (stem ont-) being, present participle of einai to be
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Medical definitions for onto-
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