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hystero-


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

Nearby words

hysteric, hysterical, hysterical personality, hysterical psychosis, hysterics, hystero-, hysterocatalepsy, hysterocele, hysterocleisis, hysterodynia, hysteroepilepsy
Also especially before a vowel, hyster-.

Origin of hystero-

< Greek, combining form representing Greek hystéra womb, uterus
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British Dictionary definitions for hystero-

hystero-

before a vowel hyster-


combining form

indicating the uterushysterotomy
hysteriahysterogenic

Word Origin for hystero-

from Greek hustera womb
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Medicine definitions for hystero-

hystero-


pref.

Uterus:hysterectomy.
Hysteria:hysteroid.
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