psammo-

word-forming element meaning "sand," from comb. form of Greek psammos "sand," related to psamathos (see sand (n.)). Related: Psammic; psammite.


Nearby words

  1. psalter,
  2. psalterium,
  3. psaltery,
  4. psammite,
  5. psammitic,
  6. psammocarcinoma,
  7. psammoma,
  8. psammoma body,
  9. psammomatous meningioma,
  10. psammophyte

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