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a combining form representing machine or mechanical in compound words: mechanoreceptor.

Nearby words

mechanist, mechanistic, mechanization, mechanize, mechanized, mechano-, mechanochemistry, mechanomorphism, mechanoreceptor, mechanotherapy, mechatronics
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 mechano-


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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper