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metallo-

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  1. a combining form representing metal in compound words: metallography.
Also metalli-; especially before a vowel, metall-.

Origin of metallo-

< Greek, combining form of métallon
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British Dictionary definitions for metallo-

metallo-

combining form
  1. denoting metalmetallography; metalloid; metallurgy

Word Origin

from Greek metallon
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metallo- in Medicine

metallo-

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  1. Metal:metalloenzyme.
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