- a combining form meaning “uterus,” used in the formation of compound words: hysterotomy.
Also especially before a vowel, hyster-.
Origin of hystero-
< Greek, combining form representing Greek hystéra womb, uterus
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before a vowel hyster-
- indicating the uterushysterotomy
Word Origin for hystero-
from Greek hustera womb
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