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a combining form representing psyche, (psychological) and psychological, (psychoanalysis) in compound words.
Also, especially before a vowel, psych-.
Origin of psycho-
< Greek, combining form of psȳchḗ breath, spirit, soul, mind; akin to psȳ́chein to blow (see psykter) Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for psycho-


combining form
indicating the mind or psychological or mental processes: psychology, psychogenesis, psychosomatic
Word Origin
from Greek psukhē spirit, breath
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Word Origin and History for psycho-

word-forming element meaning "mind, mental; spirit, unconscious," from Greek psykho-, combining form of psykhe (see psyche). It also was used to form compounds in Greek, e.g. psychopates "soul-beguiling."

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psycho- in Medicine

psycho- or psych-

  1. Mind; mental: psychogenic.

  2. Mental activities or processes: psychomotor.

  3. Psychology; psychological: psychosocial.

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