- a combining form meaning “egg,” used in the formation of compound words: oogamous.
Origin of oo-
< Greek ōio-, combining form of ōión egg1
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- egg or ovumoosperm
from Greek ōion egg 1
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Word Origin and History for oo-
word-forming element meaning "egg, eggs," from Greek oon "egg," cognate with Latin ovum, Old Norse egg (see egg (n.)).
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- Egg; ovum:oogenesis.
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