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a combining form meaning “tree,” used in the formation of compound words:
Origin of dendro-
< Greek, combining form of déndron Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for dendro-


combining form
tree: dendrochronology, dendrite
Word Origin
New Latin, from Greek, from dendron tree
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Word Origin and History for dendro-

word-forming element meaning "tree," from Greek dendro-, comb. form of dendron "tree," sometimes especially "fruit tree" (as opposed to hyle "timber"), from PIE *der-drew-, from root *deru- "to be firm, solid, steadfast," specifically used for "wood, tree" (see tree (n.)).

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