pleo-


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

Nearby words

  1. plentitude,
  2. plenty,
  3. plenum,
  4. plenum system,
  5. plenum ventilation,
  6. pleochroic,
  7. pleochroism,
  8. pleocytosis,
  9. pleomastia,
  10. pleomorphic

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-

pleo-

combining form

a variant of plio- pleochroism; pleomorphism
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Word Origin and History for pleo-

pleo-

see pleio-.

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Medicine definitions for pleo-

pleo-

pref.

More:pleocytosis.

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