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staphylo-

  1. a combining form borrowed from Greek, where it meant “bunch of grapes,” “uvula,” used with these meanings, and also with reference to the palate and to staphylococci, in the formation of compound words:

    staphyloplasty.



staphylo-

combining_form

  1. uvula

    staphyloplasty

  2. resembling a bunch of grapes

    staphylococcus



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Word History and Origins

Origin of staphylo-1

Combining form representing Greek staphylḗ
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Word History and Origins

Origin of staphylo-1

from Greek staphulē bunch of grapes, uvula

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