aneroid

[ an-uh-roid ]
/ ˈæn əˌrɔɪd /

adjective

using no fluid.

noun

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Origin of aneroid

1840–50; a-6 + Greek nēr(ós) wet, fluid (akin to nân to flow) + -oid
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British Dictionary definitions for aneroid

aneroid
/ (ˈænəˌrɔɪd) /

adjective

not containing a liquid

Word Origin for aneroid

C19: from French, from an- + Greek nēros wet + -oid
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