metro-

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metro-

2
a combining form meaning “uterus,” used in the formation of compound words: metrorrhagia.
Also, especially before a vowel, metr-.


Origin:
combining form representing Greek mḗtra womb

metro-

3
a combining form representing metropolis, or metropolitan, in compound words: metroflight; metroland; Metroliner.
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metro- or (before a vowel) metr-1
 
combining form
indicating the uterus: metrorrhagia
 
[from Greek mētra womb]
 
metr- or (before a vowel) metr-1
 
combining form
 
[from Greek mētra womb]

metro-2
 
combining form
indicating a measure: metronome
 
[from Greek metron measure]

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metro- or metr-
pref.
Uterus: metritis.

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