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lepto

[lep-toh] /ˈlɛp toʊ/
noun, Informal.
Origin
by shortening

lepto-

1.
a combining form meaning “thin,” “fine,” “slight,” used in the formation of compound words:
leptophyllous.
Also, especially before a vowel, lept-.
Origin
< Greek lepto-, combining form of leptós thin, slight, fine, literally, stripped, equivalent to lép(ein) to strip + -tos adj. suffix
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Examples from the web for lepto
  • There is no evidence that vaccines against lepto are more likely to cause adverse reactions than any other routine canine vaccine.
  • Patients with either parenchymal brain or lepto-meningeal involvement.
British Dictionary definitions for lepto

lepto-

combining form
1.
fine, slender, or slight: leptosome
Word Origin
from Greek leptos thin, literally: peeled, from lepein to peel
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lepto in Medicine

lepto- or lept-
pref.
Slender; thin; fine: leptocyte.

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