a combining form meaning “egg,” used in the formation of compound words: oogamous.
THE SEPTEMBER WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ HAS ARRIVED!
Go ahead, test your mental legerity to see how many words you remember from last month!
Question 1 of 10
Which definition best describes “spang”?
Origin of oo-
<Greek ōio-, combining form of ōiónegg1
Definition for oo- (2 of 2)
or o·o, o’·o
[ oh-oh ]
/ ˈoʊ oʊ /
noun, plural o-os.
any of several species of Hawaiian honey eaters of the genus Moho, especially the extinct M. nobilis, of the island of Hawaii, that had black plumage and two tufts of yellow plumes used to make ceremonial robes for the Hawaiian kings.
Origin of o-o
First recorded in 1885–90, o-o is from the Hawaiian word ʿōʿō
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020
British Dictionary definitions for oo-
egg or ovumoosperm
Word Origin for oo-
from Greek ōion egg 1
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Medical definitions for oo-
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.