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a combining form representing electric, or electricity, in compound words:
Also, especially before a vowel, electr-.
Origin of electro- Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for electro-


combining form
electric or electrically: electrocardiograph, electrocute
electrolytic: electroanalysis
Word Origin
from New Latin, from Latin ēlectrum amber, from Greek ēlektron
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Word Origin and History for electro-

before vowels electr-, word-forming element meaning "electrical, electricity," Latinized form of Greek elektro-, comb. form of elektron "amber" (see electric).

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electro- in Medicine

electro- or electr-

  1. Electricity; electric; electrically: electrocautery.

  2. Electron: electronegative.

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