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sino-

1.
a combining form representing sinus, in compound words:
sinorespiratory.

Sino-

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a combining form meaning “Chinese”:
Sino-Tibetan; Sinology.
Origin
< New Latin, combining form representing Late Latin Sīnae the Chinese < Late Greek SînaiChinese Qìn Ch'in
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British Dictionary definitions for sino-

Sino-

combining form
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Chinese: Sino-Tibetan, Sinology
Word Origin
from French, from Late Latin Sīnae the Chinese, from Late Greek Sinai, from Arabic Sīn China, probably from Chinese Ch'in
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Word Origin and History for sino-

Sino-

before vowels Sin-, word-forming element meaning "Chinese," 1879, from Late Latin Sinæ (plural) "the Chinese," from Ptolemaic Greek Sinai, from Arabic Sin "China," probably from Chinese Ch'in, name of the fourth dynasty of China (see China).

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