entomo-


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entomo-

pref.
Insect: entomology.

[French, from Greek entomon, from neuter of entomos, cut in two (from its segmented body), from entemnein, to cut up : en-, in; see en-2 + temnein, to cut; see tem- in Indo-European roots.]

entomo-

combining form
(Zoology) indicating an insect: entomology.
[from Greek entomon insect (literally: creature cut into sections), from en- in + -tomon, from temnein to cut]

entomo-

a combining form meaning “insect”: entomology.
[comb. form of Greek éntomos notched, éntoma insects, n. derivative of entémnein to cut in or up =en- en-2 + témnein to cut; compare -tomy]
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