[ foh-toh ]
/ ˈfoʊ toʊ /
noun, plural pho·tos.
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Origin of photo
First recorded in 1855–60; shortened form of photograph
Definition for photo (2 of 2)
a combining form meaning “light” (photobiology); also used to represent “photographic” or “photograph” in the formation of compound words: photocopy.
Also especially before a vowel, phot-.
Origin of photo-
<Greek, combining form of phôs (genitive phōtós)
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British Dictionary definitions for photo (1 of 2)
/ (ˈfəʊtəʊ) /
noun plural -tos
short for photograph (def. 1)
British Dictionary definitions for photo (2 of 2)
of, relating to, or produced by lightphotosynthesis
indicating a photographic processphotolithography
Word Origin for photo-
from Greek phōs, phōt- light
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Medical definitions for photo
Light; radiant energy:photosynthesis.
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Scientific definitions for photo
A prefix that means light, as in photoreceptor.
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