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


before a vowel hyster-

combining form
  1. indicating the uterushysterotomy
  2. hysteriahysterogenic
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Word Origin

from Greek hustera womb
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hystero- in Medicine


  1. Uterus:hysterectomy.
  2. Hysteria:hysteroid.
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