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  1. a combining form meaning “more,” used in the formation of compound words: pleomorphism.
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Also pleio-, plio-.

Origin of pleo-

combining form representing Greek pleíōn more (comparative of polýs; see poly-); see -o-
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British Dictionary definitions for pleo-


combining form
  1. a variant of plio- pleochroism; pleomorphism
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Word Origin and History for pleo-

see pleio-.

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pleo- in Medicine


  1. More:pleocytosis.
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