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a combining form meaning “cold,” used in the formation of compound words:
Origin of psychro-
combining form representing Greek psȳchrós cold; akin to psȳ́chein to blow (see psykter) Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for psychro-


combining form
cold: psychrometer
Word Origin
from Greek psukhros
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Word Origin and History for psychro-

word-forming element meaning "cold," from Latinized form of Greek psykhros "cold," from psykhrein "blow, make cool or cold," from the same root as psyche.

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psychro- in Medicine

psychro- pref.
Cold: psychrophilic.

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