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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-

A Greek root for few, soupçon, tad, wee, scanty, not a whole bunch
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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

oligo-

Combining form denoting little, few or an abnormally small quantity of.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

oligo-

prefix denoting a few or little.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

oligo-

1.Combining form meaning A few, a little; too little, too few.
2. In chemistry, used in contrast to "poly-" in describing polymers; e.g., oligosaccharide.
[G. oligos, few]
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