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a combining form meaning “air,” used in formation of compound words:
Also, aer-, aeri-.
Origin of aero-
< Greek, equivalent to āer- (stem of āḗr air1) + -o- -o- Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for aero-


combining form
denoting air, atmosphere, or gas: aerodynamics
denoting aircraft: aeronautics
Word Origin
ultimately from Greek aēr air
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Word Origin and History for aero-

word-forming element meaning "air, atmosphere; aircraft; gasses," from Greek aero-, comb. form of aer (genitive aeros) "air, lower atmosphere" (see air (n.1)).

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aero- in Medicine

aero- or aer-

  1. Air; atmosphere: aerobic.

  2. Gas: aerosol.

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