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

Nearby words

  1. scotia,
  2. scotism,
  3. scotland,
  4. scotland yard,
  5. scotland, church of,
  6. scotoma,
  7. scotomatous,
  8. scotometry,
  9. scotophil,
  10. scotophilia

Origin of scoto-

< Latin < Greek skoto- combining form of skótos darkness


a combining form representing Scots or Scottish in compound words: Scoto-Irish.

Origin of Scoto-

combining form of Medieval Latin Scōtus Scot Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for scoto-




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