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a combining form representing magnetic or magnetism in compound words: magnetochemistry.

Nearby words

magnetizable, magnetization, magnetize, magnetizing force, magneto, magneto-, magneto-electric, magnetoacoustics, magnetocaloric effect, magnetochemistry, magnetoelasticity
Also especially before a vowel, magnet-. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for magneto-


combining form

indicating magnetism or magnetic propertiesmagnetosphere
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Word Origin and History for magneto-


word-forming element meaning "magnetic, magnetism," from Greek magneto-, combining form of magnes (see magnet).

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