pico-


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

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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Medicine definitions for pico-

pico-


pref.

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