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aneroid

[an-uh-roid] /ˈæn əˌrɔɪd/
adjective
1.
using no fluid.
noun
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; a-6 + Greek nēr(ós) wet, fluid (akin to nân to flow) + -oid
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aneroid

/ˈænəˌrɔɪd/
adjective
1.
not containing a liquid
Word Origin
C19: from French, from an- + Greek nēros wet + -oid
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