a combining form meaning “wet,” “moist,” “moisture,” used in the formation of compound words: hygrometer.
Origin of hygro-
< Greek, combining form of hygrós wet, moist
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British Dictionary definitions for hygro-
before a vowel hygr-
Word Origin for hygro-
from Greek hugros wet
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Medicine definitions for hygro-
Moisture; liquid; humidity:hygroscopic.
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