carbo

[kahr-boh]
noun, plural carbos. Informal.
2.
a food having a high carbohydrate content.

Origin:
by shortening; cf. -o

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carbo-

a combining form used in the names of chemical compounds in which carbon is present: carbohydrate.
Also, especially before a vowel, carb-.
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carbo- or (before a vowel) carb-
 
combining form
carbon: carbohydrate; carbonate
 
carb- or (before a vowel) carb-
 
combining form

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carbo- or carb-
pref.
Carbon: carbohydrate.

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
carbo
carbohydrate
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Example sentences
The surface is characterized by various forms of carbo hydrate and possibly water ice eroded by liquid carbo hydrates.
Cellulose is the primary carbo source in this process.
The newcomers then had no choice but to carbo-load, switching over to such sweet treats as honeydew nectar produced by aphids.
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