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  1. a combining form meaning “pressure,” used in the formation of compound words: barograph.
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Also especially before a vowel, bar-.

Origin of baro-

combining form of Greek báros weight; akin to Sanskrit guru, Latin gravis, Gothic kaurus heavy
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Historical Examples

  • "We'll have to hire some more guards and drivers in Jogurth," said Baro.

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    Everett B. Cole

  • Baro nodded, and started up the line, reorganizing the caravan.

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  • Only one bandit, a skilled swordsman, remained, to keep Baro busy.

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    Everett B. Cole

  • It would be trifling to dispute that the tenant of a baronia major might be called a baro major.

  • The bust was covered with a wide-sleeved camisita, or waist (baro), to which was sometimes added a handkerchief.


British Dictionary definitions for baro

baro-

combining form
  1. indicating weight or pressurebarometer
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Word Origin

from Greek baros weight; related to Latin gravis heavy
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baro in Medicine

baro-

pref.
  1. Weight; pressure:baroreceptor.
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