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mechan-

1.
variant of mechano- before a vowel.

mechano-

1.
a combining form representing machine, or mechanical, in compound words:
mechanoreceptor.
Also, especially before a vowel, mechan-.
Origin
< Greek mēchano-, combining form representing mēchanḗ; see machine
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mechano-

word-forming element meaning "mechanics, mechanism," from Greek mekhano-, comb. form of mekhane (see machine (n.)).

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