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ligni-

1.
a combining form meaning “wood,” used in the formation of compound words:
ligniform.
Also, ligno-; especially before a vowel, lign-.
Origin
< Latin, combining form representing lignum wood
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British Dictionary definitions for ligni

ligni-

combining form
1.
indicating wood: lignocellulose
Word Origin
from Latin lignum wood
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Word Origin and History for ligni

ligni-

word-forming element meaning "wood," from Latin lignum "wood, firewood," from PIE *leg-no-, literally "that which is collected," from root *leg- "to collect" (see lecture (n.)).

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