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mechan-

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  1. variant of mechano- before a vowel.
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mechano-

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

Origin of mechano-

< Greek mēchano-, combining form representing mēchanḗ; see machine
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Word Origin and History for mechan-

mechano-

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

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