olig-, oligo-

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

oligonucleotides
A compound made up of the condensation of a small number of nucleotides.
oligo-ovulation
A reduction in the number of oocytes maturing or in the frequency of ovulation.
oligopela
A lake bottom deposit which contains very little clay.
oligopelic
1. A reference to an area, substrate, or habitat containing small amounts of clay.
2. Property of a lake bottom deposit which contains very little clay.
oligopepsia
A state of insufficient digestion.
oligophage
1. Utilizing only a small variety of food species.
2. Eating only certain foods or a very limited range of preferred food items.
oligophagous
1. A reference to eating limited, or certain kinds, of foods.
2. Having a limited choice of food preferences; such as, a parasite with few acceptable hosts.
oligophagy
oligophasia
oligophrenia
1. Less than normal mental development.
2. Mental retardation; subnormal intellectual functioning which originates during the developmental period and is associated with impairment of one or more of the following: maturation, learning, social adjustment.
oligophrenic
A reference to mental retardation.
oligoplasmia
An abnormal reduction in the amount of plasma in the blood.
oligoplastic
Possessing an abnormally reduced capacity for repair.
oligopnea
Breathing that is shallower, and/or slower, than normal.
oligopole

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