metallo-


a combining form representing metal in compound words: metallography.

Nearby words

  1. metallide,
  2. metalliferous,
  3. metalline,
  4. metallist,
  5. metallize,
  6. metallo-organic,
  7. metallocene,
  8. metalloenzyme,
  9. metallograph,
  10. metallography

Also metalli-; especially before a vowel, metall-.

Origin of metallo-

< Greek, combining form of métallon

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British Dictionary definitions for metallo-

metallo-

combining form

denoting metalmetallography; metalloid; metallurgy

Word Origin for metallo-

from Greek metallon

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Medicine definitions for metallo-

metallo-

pref.

Metal:metalloenzyme.

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