plagio-


a combining form meaning “oblique,” used in the formation of compound words: plagioclase.

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Origin of plagio-

combining form representing Greek plágios slanting, sideways, equivalent to plág(os) side + -ios adj. suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for plagio-

plagio-

combining form

slanting, inclining, or obliqueplagiotropism

Word Origin for plagio-

from Greek plagios, from plagos side
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Medical definitions for plagio-

plagio-

pref.

Slanting; inclining:plagiocephaly.
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