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electro

[ih-lek-troh] /ɪˈlɛk troʊ/
noun, plural electros.
Origin of electro
by shortening

electro-

1.
a combining form representing electric, or electricity, in compound words:
electromagnetic.
Also, especially before a vowel, electr-.
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electro

/ɪˈlɛktrəʊ/
noun (pl) -tros
1.

electro-

combining form
1.
electric or electrically: electrocardiograph, electrocute
2.
electrolytic: electroanalysis
Word Origin
from New Latin, from Latin ēlectrum amber, from Greek ēlektron
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Word Origin and History for electro

electro-

before vowels electr-, word-forming element meaning "electrical, electricity," Latinized form of Greek elektro-, comb. form of elektron "amber" (see electric).

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electro in Medicine

electro- or electr-
pref.

  1. Electricity; electric; electrically: electrocautery.

  2. Electron: electronegative.

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