How does the word sound?
History of this Word
"oligo" is from "oligos" (small, little, few) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.
A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "few" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.
Examples of how the word is used
|Oligarchies were not as common as monarchies in the ancient world.|
|An oligotrophic waterbody is capable of supporting relatively small populations of living organisms.|