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olig(o)-

 
word element [Gr.], few; little; scanty.
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oligo-

, olig- This combining form is pronounced ol'igo, not oli'go.
1. A few, a little; too little, too few.
2. In chemistry, used in contrast to "poly-" in describing polymers; for example, oligosaccharide.
[G. oligos, few]
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oligo-

, olig-
1. Combining forms meaning a few, a little; too little, too few.
2. chemistry Used in contrast to "poly-" in describing polymers (e.g., oligosaccharide).
[G. oligos, few]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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