olig-, oligo-

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

oligosaprobic
1. A reference to polluted habitats having a high oxygen concentration, low levels of dissolved organic matter, and a low level of organic decomposition.
2. That part of a stream that is slightly polluted with organic wastes and contains the mineralized products of self-purification from organic pollution, but with none of the organic pollution remaining.
Oligosaurus
This nomenclature (“small lizard”) is no longer recognized by scientists because they found that it described an animal that was previously given another name which is Mochlodon or Rabdodon. Named by Harry Govier Seeley in 1881.
oligosialia
Deficiency of saliva.
oligosite
oligospermatic
Characterized by an abnormally low number of sperm in semen.
oligospermatism
oligospermia
An abnormally low number of sperm in semen; including these additional terms: oligozoospermia, oligozoospermatism, and oligospermatism.
oligospermous
Bearing few seeds.
oligosporous
Producing or having few spores.
oligosyllabic
Characteristic of a word with few syllables.
oligosyllable
A word that has very few syllables.
oligosymptomatic
Having or producing few symptoms.
oligosynaptic
Denoting neural pathway that includes only one or two interneurons; that is, a disynaptic or a trisynaptic connections.
oligotherm
Tolerating relatively low temperatures.
oligothermal

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