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entomo-

1.
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
1.
indicating an insect: entomology
Word Origin
from Greek entomon insect (literally: creature cut into sections), from en- in + -tomon, from temnein to cut
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