- a combining form meaning “wax,” used in the formation of compound words: cerotype.
Also especially before a vowel, cer-.
Origin of cero-
< Greek kēro-, combining form of kērós wax
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- indicating the use of waxceroplastic
from Greek kēros wax
Word Origin and History for cero-
word-forming element meaning "waxy," from Latinized form of Greek kero-, comb. form of keros (see cere (n.)).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper