PROTO- MEANING IN ENGLISH

• Proto- Definition & Synonyms

  1. () Denoting the first or lowest of a series, or the one having the smallest amount of the element to the name of which it is prefixed; as protoxide, protochloride, etc.
  2. () Sometimes used as equivalent to mono-, as indicating that the compound has but one atom of the element to the name of which it is prefixed. Also used adjectively.
  3. () A combining form prefix signifying first, primary, primordial; as, protomartyr, the first martyr; protomorphic, primitive in form; protoplast, a primordial organism; prototype, protozoan.


• Proto-Doric Definition & Synonyms

  1. (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, architecture, in which the beginnings of the Doric style are supposed to be found.


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