metro-

1

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

Nearby words

  1. metrify,
  2. metrist,
  3. metritis,
  4. metrize,
  5. metro,
  6. metrocyte,
  7. metrodynia,
  8. metrofibroma,
  9. metroliner,
  10. metrological

Origin of metro-

1
combining form representing Greek métron measure

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

metro-

3

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

metro-

1

before a vowel metr-

combining form

indicating the uterusmetrorrhagia

Word Origin for metro-

from Greek mētra womb

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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