a combining form representing sinus in compound words: sinorespiratory.

Definition for sino- (2 of 2)


a combining form meaning “Chinese”: Sino-Tibetan; Sinology.

Origin of Sino-

< New Latin, combining form representing Late Latin Sīnae the Chinese < Late Greek SînaiChinese Qìn Ch'in Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for sino-


combining form

ChineseSino-Tibetan; Sinology

Word Origin for Sino-

from French, from Late Latin Sīnae the Chinese, from Late Greek Sinai, from Arabic Sīn China, probably from Chinese Ch'in
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