- a combining form meaning “pressure,” used in the formation of compound words: barograph.
Also especially before a vowel, bar-.
Origin of baro-
combining form of Greek báros weight; akin to Sanskrit guru, Latin gravis, Gothic kaurus heavy
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- (before Jewish patronymic names) son ofBar-Kochba
- indicating weight or pressurebarometer
Word Origin for baro-
from Greek baros weight; related to Latin gravis heavy
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- Variant ofbaro-
- Weight; pressure:baroreceptor.
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