Go to 'thermo-' entry Go to 'dino-' entry Go to 'chondro-' entry Go to 'aero-' entry Go to '-logy' entry Go to 'thaumato-' entry Go to 'nano-' entry Go to '-sophy' entry Go to 'bucco-' entry Go to '-ism' entry Go to '-lysis' entry Go to 'galacto-' entry Go to '-anthropy' entry Go to 'pneumo-' entry Go to '-ploitation' entry Go to '-lithic' entry Go to '-sepalous' entry Go to 'onco-' entry Go to '-parous' entry Go to 'dermato-' entry Go to 'multi-' entry Go to 'dodeca-' entry Go to '-zoon' entry Go to 'vermi-' entry Go to 'crystallo-' entry Go to 'biblio-' entry Go to 'eco-' entry Go to 'juxta-' entry Go to 'facio-' entry
Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

diplo-

Double.

[Greek diplous, double.]

A diplococcus (Greek kokkos, berry) is a roughly spherical bacterium that occurs in pairs, such as pneumococcus; diplopia (Greek ōps, ōp-, eye) is the technical term for double vision; a cell that is diploid contains two complete sets of chromosomes, one from each parent; a diplontic alga or other lower plant has a life cycle in which the main form is diploid. Diploma derives from the Greek word for a folded paper, hence an official document; diplomat comes from the same source (somebody who carries state papers).

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