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Origin of organo-
Words nearby organo-
WORDS THAT USE ORGANO-
What does organo- mean?
Organo- is a combining form used like a prefix with several meanings. In biology and medicine, it refers to an “organ (of the body).” In chemistry, it represents organic, referring to “chemical compounds existing in or derived from plants or animals and carbon compounds.” Very occasionally, it means “musical instrument.”
Organo- comes from the Greek órganon, meaning “organ.”
Examples of organo-
One example of a term that features the combining form organo- is organology, “the branch of biology that deals with the structure and functions of the organs of living things.”
As we have seen, in terms from biology, organo- means “organ.” The ending -logy may also look familiar: it is commonly used to denote areas of study. Organology literally translates to “the study of organs.”
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Example sentences from the Web for organo-
Especially will the traveller in Mexico be struck by the imposing organo cactus.Mexico|Charles Reginald Enock
A striking example of the place of suggestion came with the development of organo-therapy some fifteen years ago.Psychotherapy|James J. Walsh
Præterea in quibusdam morbis medendi cruciatus detraxit, ut in anginis quas curabant in fauces organo demisso.Dealings With The Dead|A Sexton of the Old School
Sopra un organo particolare della Cimici dei letti (Cimex lectularius L.).Handbook of Medical Entomology|William Albert Riley
De Novo Organo silemus, he says, neque de eo quicquam prlibamus.