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plano

[pley-noh] /ˈpleɪ noʊ/
adjective
1.
pertaining to eyeglasses that do not contain a curvature for correcting vision defects:
plano sunglasses.
Origin of plano
1945-1950
1945-50; independent use of plano-1

Plano

[pley-noh] /ˈpleɪ noʊ/
noun
1.
a town in N Texas.

plano-1

1.
a combining form meaning “flat,” “plane,” used in the formation of compound words:
planography.
Also, plani-; especially before a vowel, plan-.
Origin
combining form representing Latin plānus level, plānum level ground

plano-2

1.
a combining form meaning “moving,” “capable of movement,” used in the formation of compound words:
planogamete.
Origin
combining form representing Greek plános wandering, roaming. See planet
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plano-

combining form
1.
indicating flatness or planeness: plano-concave
Word Origin
from Latin plānus flat, level
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plano-

alternative form of Latin plani- "flat, level," but also used in sciences as a comb. form of Greek planos "wandering" (see planet).

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plano in Medicine

plano- or plani- or plan-
pref.
Flat: planocellular.

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