variant of mechano- before a vowel.

Nearby words

  1. mecate,
  2. mecca,
  3. mecca balsam,
  4. meccano,
  5. mech.,
  6. mechanic,
  7. mechanic's lien,
  8. mechanical,
  9. mechanical advantage,
  10. mechanical alternation


a combining form representing machine or mechanical in compound words: mechanoreceptor.
Also especially before a vowel, mechan-.

Origin of mechano-

< Greek mēchano-, combining form representing mēchanḗ; see machine Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Word Origin and History for mechan-


word-forming element meaning "mechanics, mechanism," from Greek mekhano-, comb. form of mekhane (see machine (n.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper