heli-

heli-

1
variant of helio- before a vowel: helianthus.
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heli-

2
a combining form representing helicopter, in compound words: helidrop; helilift; helitaxi.

Origin:
by analysis of helicopter as heli- (an assumed combining form with -i-) + -copter; cf. copter

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heli-
 
combining form
helicopter: heliport
 
[C20: shortened from helicopter]

helio- or (before a vowel) heli-
 
combining form
indicating the sun: heliocentric; heliolithic
 
[from Greek, from hēlios sun]
 
heli- or (before a vowel) heli-
 
combining form
 
[from Greek, from hēlios sun]

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