lepto-


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lepto-

or lept-
pref.
Slender; thin; fine: leptocephalus.

[Greek, from leptos, fine, thin, from lepein, to peel.]

lepto-

or before a vowel

lept-

combining form
fine, slender, or slight: leptosome.
[from Greek leptos thin, literally: peeled, from lepein to peel]

lepto-

a combining form meaning “thin,” “fine,” “slight”: leptotene.
[< Greek, comb. form of leptós, orig. v. adj. of lépein to peel, rip, dehusk; compare lemma2]
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