cero-


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

Nearby words

  1. cernuda,
  2. cernuda, luis,
  3. cernuous,
  4. cernăuţi,
  5. cero,
  6. ceroc,
  7. cerograph,
  8. cerographic,
  9. cerography,
  10. ceroid lipofuscinosis

Also especially before a vowel, cer-.

Origin of cero-

< Greek kēro-, combining form of kērós wax

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British Dictionary definitions for cero-

cero-

combining form

indicating the use of waxceroplastic

Word Origin for cero-

from Greek kēros wax

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Word Origin and History for cero-

cero-

word-forming element meaning "waxy," from Latinized form of Greek kero-, comb. form of keros (see cere (n.)).

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