scoto-

scoto-

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

Origin:
< Latin < Greek skoto- combining form of skótos darkness

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Scoto-

a combining form representing Scots, or Scottish, in compound words: Scoto-Irish.

Origin:
combining form of Medieval Latin Scōtus Scot

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scoto- pref.
Darkness: scotophobia.

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