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a combining form meaning “one trillionth” (10−12): picogram.
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Origin of pico-

<Spanish pico peak, beak, bit. See pic2
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British Dictionary definitions for pico-

pico-

prefix
denoting 10 –12picofarad Symbol: p

Word Origin for pico-

from Spanish pico small quantity, odd number, peak
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Medical definitions for pico-

pico-

pref.
One-trillionth (10-12):picogram.
Very small:picornavirus.
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