entomo-

entomo-

a combining form meaning “insect,” used in the formation of compound words: entomology.

Origin:
combining form of Greek éntomos notched, éntoma (noun use of neuter plural) insects, verbid of entémnein to cut in or up, equivalent to en- en-2 + tómos cut; see -tomy

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entomo-
 
combining form
indicating an insect: entomology
 
[from Greek entomon insect (literally: creature cut into sections), from en- in + -tomon, from temnein to cut]

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