a combining form meaning “tongue, word, speech,” used in the formation of compound words: glossology.
Also, glotto-.
Also, especially before a vowel, gloss-.

< Greek (Ionic), combining form of glôssa Unabridged
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glosso- or (before a vowel) gloss-
combining form
indicating a tongue or language: glossolaryngeal
[from Greek glossa tongue]
gloss- or (before a vowel) gloss-
combining form
[from Greek glossa tongue]

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glosso- or gloss-
Tongue: glossospasm.

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