uro-

uro-

1
a combining form meaning “urine,” used in the formation of compound words: urology.
Also, especially before a vowel, ur-.


Origin:
< Greek, combining form of oûron urine

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uro-

2
a combining form meaning “tail,” used in the formation of compound words: uropod.
Also, especially before a vowel, ur-.


Origin:
< Neo-Latin ūro-, combining form representing Greek ourá

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uro- or (before a vowel) ur-1
 
combining form
indicating urine or the urinary tract: urochrome; urogenital; urolith; urology
 
[from Greek ouron urine]
 
ur- or (before a vowel) ur-1
 
combining form
 
[from Greek ouron urine]

uro- or (before a vowel) ur-2
 
combining form
indicating a tail: urochord; uropod; urostyle
 
[from Greek oura]
 
ur- or (before a vowel) ur-2
 
combining form
 
[from Greek oura]

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uro- or ur-
pref.

  1. Urine: uric.

  2. Urinary tract: urology.

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