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  1. a combining form meaning “same,” used in the formation of compound words: tautomerism.
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Origin of tauto-

< Greek, combining form of tautó, contraction of tò autó the same
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British Dictionary definitions for tauto-


before a vowel taut-

combining form
  1. identical or sametautology; tautonym
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Word Origin for tauto-

from Greek tauto, from to auto
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tauto- in Medicine


  1. Same; identical:tautomeric.
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