Lept



1.
a combining form meaning “thin,” “fine,” “slight,” used in the formation of compound words:
leptophyllous.
combining form
1.
fine, slender, or slight: leptosome

lepto- or lept-
pref.
Slender; thin; fine: leptocyte.

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