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picro-

1.
a combining form representing picric or picric acid in compound words:
picramic acid.
2.
a combining form meaning “bitter”, used in the formation of compound words:
picrite.
Also, especially before a vowel, picr-.
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British Dictionary definitions for picro-

picro-

combining form
1.
bitter: picrotoxin
Word Origin
from Greek pikros
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picro- in Medicine

picro- or picr-
pref.

  1. Bitter: picrotoxin.

  2. Picric acid: picrate.

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