metro-

1

a combining form meaning “measure,” used in the formation of compound words: metronome.

Origin of metro-

1
combining form representing Greek métron measure

Definition for metro- (2 of 3)

metro-2

a combining form meaning “uterus,” used in the formation of compound words: metrorrhagia.
Also especially before a vowel, metr-.

Origin of metro-

2
combining form representing Greek mḗtra womb

Definition for metro- (3 of 3)

metro-3

a combining form representing metropolis or metropolitan in compound words: metroflight; metroland; Metroliner.
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British Dictionary definitions for metro- (1 of 2)

metro-1

before a vowel metr-


combining form

indicating the uterusmetrorrhagia

Word Origin for metro-

from Greek mētra womb

British Dictionary definitions for metro- (2 of 2)

metro-2

combining form

indicating a measuremetronome

Word Origin for metro-

from Greek metron measure
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Medicine definitions for metro-

metro-

pref.

Uterus:metritis.
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