spheno-


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

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decorum
Also especially before a vowel, sphen-.

Origin of spheno-

< New Latin < Greek sphḗn wedge + -o- -o-
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British Dictionary definitions for spheno-

spheno-

before a vowel sphen-


combining form

having the shape of a wedgesphenogram

Word Origin for spheno-

from Greek sphēn wedge
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Medical definitions for spheno-

spheno-

pref.

Wedge; wedge-shaped:sphenocephaly.
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