a combining form meaning “new,” “recent,” used in the formation of compound words:
a combining form meaning “common,” used in the formation of compound words:
ceno- or cen- or coeno- or coen-
noun a US spelling of caenogenesis Historical Examples
cenosite ce·no·site (sē’nə-sīt’, sěn’ə-) n. An animal parasite that can live independent of its usual host. Also called coinosite.
a group of different species the individuals of which produce partially fertile hybrids when crossbred. noun (pl) -species a species related to another by the ability to interbreed: dogs and wolves are cenospecies
a sepulchral monument erected in memory of a deceased person whose body is buried elsewhere. Contemporary Examples Historical Examples noun a monument honouring a dead person or persons buried elsewhere noun the Cenotaph, the monument in Whitehall, London, honouring the dead of both World Wars: designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens: erected in 1920 n. c.1600, […]