olig-

combining form
variants: or

oligo-

Definition of olig-

  1. :  few oligophagous

Origin and Etymology of olig-

Medieval Latin, from Greek, from oligos; perhaps akin to Armenian ałkat scant


Medical Dictionary

olig-

combining form
variants: or

oligo-

Medical Definition of olig-

  1. 1:  few oligopeptide

  2. 2:  deficiency :  insufficiency oliguria oligochromemia


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up olig-? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

an extremely thin woman

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Time Traveler Quiz: Which Word Came First?

  • time-traveler-quiz-which-word-came-first
  • Which came first?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!