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

Nearby words

  1. psychotogenic,
  2. psychotomimetic,
  3. psychotoxic,
  4. psychotronic,
  5. psychotropic,
  6. psychroalgia,
  7. psychrometer,
  8. psychrometric,
  9. psychrometric chart,
  10. psychrometry

Origin of psychro-

combining form representing Greek psȳchrós cold; akin to psȳ́chein to blow (see psykter) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for psychro-


combining form


Word Origin for psychro-

from Greek psukhros

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for psychro-


word-forming element meaning "cold," from Latinized form of Greek psykhros "cold," from psykhrein "blow, make cool or cold," from the same root as psyche.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for psychro-




The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.