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a combining form meaning “south,” used in the formation of compound words: Austronesia.
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Origin of austro-

<Latin aust(e)r the south, the south wind + -o-

Other definitions for austro- (2 of 2)

Austro-

a combining form of Austria: Austro-Hungarian.
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British Dictionary definitions for austro- (1 of 2)

Austro-1
/ (ˈɒstrəʊ-) /

combining form
southernAustro-Asiatic

Word Origin for Austro-

from Latin auster the south wind

British Dictionary definitions for austro- (2 of 2)

Austro-2
/ (ˈɒstrəʊ-) /

combining form
AustrianAustro-Hungarian
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