a combining form used in the names of chemical compounds in which carbon is present: carbohydrate.
Also, especially before a vowel, carb-. Unabridged
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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-
Carbon: carbohydrate.

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