Words nearby pleio-
WORDS THAT USE PLEIO-
What does pleio- mean?
Pleio– comes from Greek pleíōn, meaning “more.” The Latin cognate of pleíōn is plūs “more,” which is the source of terms such as plural and plus. To learn more, check out our entries for these two words.
What are variants of pleio-?
Examples of pleio-
A scientific term that features the form pleio– is pleiotropy, “the phenomenon of one gene being responsible for or affecting more than one phenotypic characteristic.”
We already know that pleio– means “more.” The –tropy part of the word denotes “turning, changing, reacting, responding,” from Greek –tropia. Pleiotropy literally translates to “changing more [characteristics].”
What are some words that use the combining form pleio-?
What are some other forms that pleio– may be commonly confused with?