plagio-

plagio-

a combining form meaning “oblique,” used in the formation of compound words: plagioclase.

Origin:
combining form representing Greek plágios slanting, sideways, equivalent to plág(os) side + -ios adj. suffix

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plagio-
 
combining form
slanting, inclining, or oblique: plagiotropism
 
[from Greek plagios, from plagos side]

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plagio-
comb. form, from Gk. plagios "oblique, slanting," from plagos "side," from PIE base *p(e)lag- "flat, spread."
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plagio- pref.
Slanting; inclining: plagiocephaly.

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