olig-, oligo-

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

oligoarthritis
Arthritis of a few joints.
oligoblennia (s) (noun), oligoblennias (pl)
A state of abnormally reduced mucus secretion.
oligocardia
Bradycardia or a slow heart rate, usually defined as less than 60 beats per minute.
oligocarpus
Having few carpels or fruit.
Oligocene
1. The third of the five major worldwide divisions (epochs) of the Tertiary period (Cenozoic era), extending from the end of the Eocene to the beginning of the Miocene period.
2. The rock strata formed during this epoch.
Oligochaeta
An order of Annelida which includes the earthworms and related species with very few long flowing hairs.
oligochaete
A freshwater or terrestrial worm; such as, an earthworm that has a body consisting of numerous similar segments with small, or few, projections resembling bristles.
oligocholia
An outmoded term for a state of insufficient bile secretion.
oligochrome
A work of art in which few colors are used.
oligochronometer
An instrument for measuring very short time intervals.
oligochylia
A condition whereby there is insufficient gastric secretion or chyle.
oligoclase
A kind of plagioclase feldspar occurring commonly in white crystals, sometimes shaded with gray, green, or red.

Plagioclase refers to any of a series of common feldspar minerals, consisting of differing mixtures of sodium and calcium aluminum silicates.

Plagioclase is typically white, yellow, or reddish-gray, but it can also be blue to black. It occurs in igneous rocks.

The minerals albite, oligoclase, andesine, labradorite, bytownite, and anorthite are all plagioclases.

oligoclasite
A granular igneous rock, mainly composed of oligoclase (white, bluish, or reddish yellow feldspar [common aluminosilicate mineral containing varying proportions of calcium, sodium, potassium, and other elements] mineral of the plagioclase [consisting of mixtures of sodium and calcium aluminum silicates] series).
oligoclastic
A characteristic of oligoclasite, which is granular igneous rock, mainly composed of oligoclase mineral of the plagioclase series.
oligoclonal
1. Produced by a few clones.
2. Relating to or consisting of a few clones.

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