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  1. a combining form meaning “narrow,” “close,” used in the formation of compound words: stenopetalous.
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Origin of steno-

From the Greek word stenós
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British Dictionary definitions for steno-


before a vowel sten-

combining form
  1. indicating narrowness or contractionstenography; stenosis
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Word Origin

from Greek stenos narrow
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steno- in Medicine


  1. Narrow; small:stenothorax.
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