electro-

electro-

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


Origin:
electr(ic) + -o-

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electro- or (sometimes before a vowel) electr-
 
combining form
1.  electric or electrically: electrocardiograph; electrocute
2.  electrolytic: electroanalysis
 
[from New Latin, from Latin ēlectrum amber, from Greek ēlektron]
 
electr- or (sometimes before a vowel) electr-
 
combining form
 
[from New Latin, from Latin ēlectrum amber, from Greek ēlektron]

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electro- or electr-
pref.

  1. Electricity; electric; electrically: electrocautery.

  2. electron: electronegative.

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