agro-


a combining form meaning “field,” “soil,” “crop production,” used in the formation of compound words: agronomy.

Nearby words

  1. agrippa, marcus vipsanius,
  2. agrippina,
  3. agrippina ii,
  4. agritourism,
  5. agrius,
  6. agro-economic,
  7. agro-environmental,
  8. agro-industrialize,
  9. agro-industry,
  10. agrobacteria

Origin of agro-

< Greek, combining form of agrós tilled land. See acre

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British Dictionary definitions for agro-

agro-

combining form

denoting fields, soil, or agricultureagronomy

Word Origin for agro-

from Greek agros field

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Word Origin and History for agro-

agro-

word-forming element meaning "pertaining to agriculture or cultivation," from Greek agro-, comb. form of agros "field" (see acre).

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