- a combining form meaning “narrow,” “close,” used in the formation of compound words: stenopetalous.
Origin of steno-
From the Greek word stenós
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before a vowel sten-
- indicating narrowness or contractionstenography; stenosis
from Greek stenos narrow
- Narrow; small:stenothorax.