carbo-


a combining form used in the names of chemical compounds in which carbon is present: carbohydrate.

Nearby words

  1. carbineer,
  2. carbinol,
  3. carbitol,
  4. carbo,
  5. carbo load,
  6. carbo-loading,
  7. carbobenzoxy,
  8. carbocholine,
  9. carbocyclic,
  10. carbocyclic compound

Also especially before a vowel, carb-.

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British Dictionary definitions for carbo-

carbo-

before a vowel carb-

combining form

carboncarbohydrate; carbonate
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Word Origin and History for carbo-

carbo-

before vowels carb-, comb. form meaning "Carbon," abstracted 1810 from carbon.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for carbo-

carbo-

pref.

Carbon:carbohydrate.

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