a prefix occurring in loanwords from Latin meaning “backward” (retrogress); on this model, used in the formation of compound words (retrorocket).
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Origin of retro-
< Latin, representing retrō (adv.), backward, back, behind
Words nearby retro-
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British Dictionary definitions for retro-
back or backwardsretroactive
Word Origin for retro-
from Latin retrō behind, backwards
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Medical definitions for retro-
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