Homo- (prefix)

Combining form from the Greek "homos" meaning "same." The opposite is hetero- from the Greek "heteros" meaning different. For example, there is heterogeneous and homogeneous, heterosexual and homosexual, etc.

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  • homo- — [həuməu, mə, hɔmə US houmou, mə, ha:mə] prefix formal or technical [: Latin; Origin: Greek, from homos same ] same homosexual (=sexually attracted to people of the same sex) homographs (=words spelt the same way) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • homo- — (prefix) similar, the same, common, alike …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • homo- — prefix formal or technical same: homosexual (=attracted to the same sex) | homographs (=words spelt the same way) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Homo Sol — Infobox Short story | name = Homo Sol author = Isaac Asimov country = United States language = English series = Homo Sol Trilogy genre = Science fiction short story publication type = Periodical published in = Astounding Science Fiction publisher …   Wikipedia

  • Homo Ludens (Book) — {|infobox Book name = HOMO LUDENS, a study of the play element in culture author = Johan Huizinga cover artist = Peter Bruegel the Elder country = language = English genre = publisher = Beacon Press, Boston release date = 1955 media type = Print… …   Wikipedia

  • homo- — 1. Combining form meaning the same, alike; opposite of hetero . SEE ALSO: homeo . 2. In chemistry, prefix used to indicate insertion of one more carbon atom in a chain ( i.e., insertion of a methylene moiety). [G. homos, the same] * * * prefix… …   Medical dictionary

  • Archaic Homo sapiens — Dawn men redirects here. For the stone circle, see Dawn s Men. Homo rhodesiensis Broken Hill Cranium : dated to either 130,000 years ago (using amino acid racemization determination) or 800,000 to 600,000 years ago (within the same time as Homo… …   Wikipedia

  • Hetero- (prefix) — Combining form from the Greek heteros meaning different. The opposite is homo from the Greek homos meaning same. For example, heterogeneous and homogeneous, heterosexual and homosexual, etc …   Medical dictionary

  • Homoleptic — In inorganic chemistry, a homoleptic chemical compound is a metal compound with all ligands identical. [GoldBookRef | title = homoleptic | file = H02850] The term uses a homo prefix to indicate that something is the same for all. Examples *… …   Wikipedia

  • Prefixes, medical — Medical words are often put together, cobbled from two or more building blocks. Among these building blocks are the prefixes. Examples of prefixes used in medicine include: {{}}a : Prefix much employed in the health sciences indicating “not,… …   Medical dictionary

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