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combining form
indicating rainombrogenous; ombrophilous
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Word Origin for ombro-

from Greek ombros shower of rain
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WORDS THAT USE OMBRO-

What does ombro- mean?

Ombro- is a combining form used like a prefix meaning “rain.” It is used in some scientific terms, including in ecology.

Ombro- comes from the Greek ombros, meaning “rain shower.”

Examples of ombro-

One term from biology that features ombro- is ombrogenous, a term describing plants that are able to flourish in wet conditions.

As we know, ombro- means “rain.” The second part of the word, -genous ultimately comes from a Greek form meaning “born, produced.” Ombrogenous, then, has the literal sense of “produced in rain.”

What are some words that use the combining form ombro-?

What are some other forms that ombro- may be commonly confused with?

The combining form ombro- is not to be confused with such words as ombre, a kind of hair-coloring pattern, and hombre, a Spanish term for “man.” Learn about the origins of these words at our entries for them.

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The combining form -philous means “liking” or “having an affinity for.” With this in mind, what kind of environment can an ombrophilous plant survive in?

How to use ombro- in a sentence

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