oligo-


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oligo-

or olig-
pref.
Few: oligosaccharide.

[Greek, from oligos, little, few.]
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oligo-

or before a vowel

olig-

combining form
indicating a few or little: oligopoly.
[from Greek olígos little, few]
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oligo-

a combining form meaning “few,” “little,” “scant”: oligopoly.
Also, esp. before a vowel,olig-.
[< Greek, comb. form of olígos little, few]
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