dicty-
or dictyo- combining form Etymology: New Latin, from Greek dikty-, diktyo-, from diktyon, from dikein to throw net <
dictyostele
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dictyosome
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • dicty — o, «urn (G). A net …   Dictionary of word roots and combining forms

  • dicty — dic·ty …   English syllables

  • dicty — adj. US sl. 1 conceited, snobbish. 2 elegant, stylish. Etymology: 20th c.: orig. unkn …   Useful english dictionary

  • dicty- — combining form or dictyo Etymology: New Latin, from Greek dikty , diktyo , from diktyon, from dikein to throw : net dictyosome …   Useful english dictionary

  • dicty(o)- — [Gr. diktyon net] a combining form denoting a relationship to a net or to a netlike structure …   Medical dictionary

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