variant of mechano- before a vowel.
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
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word-forming element meaning "mechanics, mechanism," from Greek mekhano-, comb. form of mekhane (see machine (n.)).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper