picro-


a combining form representing picric or picric acid in compound words: picramic acid.
a combining form meaning “bitter”, used in the formation of compound words: picrite.

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Also especially before a vowel, picr-.
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British Dictionary definitions for picro-

picro-

before a vowel picr-


combining form

bitterpicrotoxin

Word Origin for picro-

from Greek pikros
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Medical definitions for picro-

picro-

pref.

Bitter:picrotoxin.
Picric acid:picrate.
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