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hystero-

1.
a combining form meaning “uterus,” used in the formation of compound words:
hysterotomy.
Also, especially before a vowel, hyster-.
Origin
< Greek, combining form representing Greek hystéra womb, uterus
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British Dictionary definitions for hystero

hystero-

combining form
1.
indicating the uterus: hysterotomy
2.
hysteria: hysterogenic
Word Origin
from Greek hustera womb
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hystero in Medicine

hystero- or hyster-
pref.

  1. Uterus: hysterectomy.

  2. Hysteria: hysteroid.

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