a combining form representing magnetic or magnetism in compound words: magnetochemistry.
- magnetizing force,
- magnetocaloric effect,
Also especially before a vowel, magnet-.
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indicating magnetism or magnetic propertiesmagnetosphere
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word-forming element meaning "magnetic, magnetism," from Greek magneto-, combining form of magnes (see magnet).
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