hystero-


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

Nearby words

  1. hysteric,
  2. hysterical,
  3. hysterical personality,
  4. hysterical psychosis,
  5. hysterics,
  6. hysterocatalepsy,
  7. hysterocele,
  8. hysterocleisis,
  9. hysterodynia,
  10. 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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