olig-, oligo-

(Greek: prefix; scanty, little, meager, tiny, infrequent; abnormally few or small)

oligohypomenorrhea
Infrequent episodes of menstrual bleeding associated with scant flow.
oligolalia
oligolecithal
A description of eggs with a small amount of evenly distributed yolk; such as, the eggs of many invertebrates.
oligolectic
1. Selecting only a few; applied to insects visiting only a few different food plants or flowers.
2. A reference to insects that collect pollen from only a few different types of flowers.
oligologia
A scarcity of words that is a condition in which a person says, or writes, fewer words than might normally be expected; given his/her personality, education, and the specific circumstances.
oligomania
A madness which shows itself in just a few aspects or on a few subjects.
oligomenorrhea
1. A reduction in the frequency of menstruation, with cycle lengths usually exceeding 40 days.
2. Scanty, or markedly diminished, menstrual flow during menstruation.

Also called relative amenorrhea or infrequent menstruation.

oligomerous
Having one or more whorls with fewer members than other whorls of the flower.
oligomictic
1. A lake that circulates only at rare, irregular intervals during abnormal cold spells.
2. A reference to a clastic (fragments of other rocks) sedimentary rock, composed of a single rock type.
oligomorphic
Presenting few changes of form; not polymorphic.
oligonatality
A relative scarcity of births.
oligonephronia
A congenital anomaly of the renal parenchyma (functional tissue of the kidney, consisting of the nephrons) in which there are fewer than the usual number of nephrons (anatomical and functional unit of the kidney).
oligonitrophile
A creature that thrives in habitats having a low nitrogen content.
oligonitrophilous
oligonitrophily
Thriving in habitats having a low nitrogen content.

Related "few, small, less, little" word units: micro-; mini-; mio-, meio-; nano-.