a combining form meaning “pressure,” used in the formation of compound words: barograph.

Nearby words

  1. barnwood,
  2. barnyard,
  3. barnyard golf,
  4. barnyard grass,
  5. barnyardism,
  6. barocchio,
  7. barocchio, giacomo,
  8. baroclinic,
  9. baroclinity,
  10. barococo

Also especially before a vowel, bar-.

Origin of baro-

combining form of Greek báros weight; akin to Sanskrit guru, Latin gravis, Gothic kaurus heavy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for bar-



(before Jewish patronymic names) son ofBar-Kochba


combining form

indicating weight or pressurebarometer

Word Origin for baro-

from Greek baros weight; related to Latin gravis heavy

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Medicine definitions for bar-



Variant ofbaro-



Weight; pressure:baroreceptor.

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