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a combining form meaning “friction,” used in the formation of compound words: triboelectricity.
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Origin of tribo-
Combining form representing Greek trī́bein to rub; see -o-
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How to use tribo- in a sentence
Then, with a cryptic smile, he said, “casi un tribo”—almost a tribe.
The people of the Tribo district are best suited for that I should think.The Day of Wrath|Maurus Jkai
British Dictionary definitions for tribo-
Word Origin for tribo-
from Greek tribein to rub
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