a combining form meaning “uterus,” used in the formation of compound words: hysterotomy.
Also, especially before a vowel, hyster-.

< Greek, combining form representing Greek hystéra womb, uterus

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hystero- or (before a vowel) hyster-
combining form
1.  indicating the uterus: hysterotomy
2.  hysteria: hysterogenic
[from Greek hustera womb]
hyster- or (before a vowel) hyster-
combining form
[from Greek hustera womb]

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hystero- or hyster-

  1. Uterus: hysterectomy.

  2. Hysteria: hysteroid.

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