a combining form with the meaning “pertaining to stars or celestial bodies, or to activities, as spaceflight, taking place outside the earth's atmosphere,” used in the formation of compound words: astronautics; astrophotography.
Words nearby astro-
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British Dictionary definitions for astro-
indicating a heavenly body, star, or star-shaped structureastrology; astrocyte
indicating outer spaceastronautics
Word Origin for astro-
from Greek, from astron star
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Science definitions for astro-
A prefix that means star (as in astrophysics), celestial body (as in astronomy), or outer space (as in astronaut).
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