deutero-

deutero-

a combining form meaning “second,” used in the formation of compound words: deuterocanonical.
Also, especially before a vowel, deuter-.


Origin:
< Greek, combining form of deúteros

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deutero-, (before a vowel) deuto-, (before a vowel) deuter- or (before a vowel) deut-
 
combining form
1.  second or secondary: deuterogamy; deuterium
2.  (in chemistry) indicating the presence of deuterium
 
[from Greek deuteros second]
 
deuto-, (before a vowel) deuto-, (before a vowel) deuter- or (before a vowel) deut-
 
combining form
 
[from Greek deuteros second]
 
deuter-, (before a vowel) deuto-, (before a vowel) deuter- or (before a vowel) deut-
 
combining form
 
[from Greek deuteros second]
 
deut-, (before a vowel) deuto-, (before a vowel) deuter- or (before a vowel) deut-
 
combining form
 
[from Greek deuteros second]

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deutero- or deuter-
pref.
Second; secondary: deuteropathy.

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deutero-  
A prefix meaning "second" or "secondary," as in deuterostome, an animal whose mouth is the second opening to develop.
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