sidero-

1

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

Nearby words

  1. sidereal time,
  2. sidereal year,
  3. sidereally,
  4. siderite,
  5. sideritic,
  6. sideroad,
  7. sideroblast,
  8. sideroblastic anemia,
  9. siderochrome,
  10. siderocyte

Also especially before a vowel, sider-.

Origin of sidero-

1
< Greek sidēro-, combining form of sídēros iron

sidero-

2

a combining form meaning “star,” “constellation,” used in the formation of compound words: siderostat.

Origin of sidero-

2
< Latin sīder- (stem of sīdus) star-group + -o-

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British Dictionary definitions for sidero-

sidero-

before a vowel sider-

combining form

indicating ironsiderolite

Word Origin for sidero-

from Greek sidēros

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Medicine definitions for sidero-

sidero-

pref.

Iron:sideropenia.

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