auxo-

auxo-

a combining form meaning “growth,” “increase,” used in the formation of compound words: auxochrome.
Also, especially before a vowel, aux-.


Origin:
< Greek aúx(ein) to grow, increase (variant of auxánein) + -o-

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auxo- or aux-
pref.
Increase: auxotroph.

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