- a combining form of Greek origin used, with the meaning “organ (of the body),” “musical instrument,” or as a combining form of organic in the formation of compound words: organology; organosilicon.
Origin of organo-
< Greek, combining form of órganon organ
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- (in biology or medicine) indicating an organ or organsorganogenesis
- (in chemistry) indicating a compound containing an organic grouporganometallic; organosulphur; organophosphate
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