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a combining form with the meaning “agriculture, farming,” used in the formation of compound words: agribusiness.
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Origin of agri-

Extracted from agriculture, with agri taken as a combining form with the linking vowel -i-
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WORDS THAT USE AGRI-

What does agri- mean?

Agri– is a combining form used like a prefix meaning “agriculture” or “farming.” It is often used in scientific and technical terms, especially in agriculture.

Agri– is extracted from agriculture, meaning “the science, art, or occupation concerned with cultivating land and raising livestock,” ultimately from Latin ager, meaning “field.”

What are variants of agri-?

When combined with words or word elements beginning with a vowel, agri– becomes agr.

Agri– is closely related to the Greek-based prefix agro. Want to know more? Read our Words That Use article on the form.

Examples of agri-

A word you may have encountered that features the form agri– is agritourism, “tourism in which tourists take part in farm or village activities.”

The agri– part of the word means “agriculture.” As you may already know, tourism means “the activity or practice of travel, especially for pleasure.” Agritourism literally means “agricultural tourism.”

What are some words that use the combining form agri-?

What are some other forms that agri– may be commonly confused with?

Not every word that begins with the exact letters agri-, such as agrimony or agria, is necessarily using the combining form agri– to denote “agriculture.” Learn why agrimony is a plant name at our entry for the word.

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The word biz is short for “business.” With this in mind, what does agribiz mean?

How to use agri- in a sentence

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