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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.

    Castro Family Values|A. L. Bardach|September 20, 2009|DAILY BEAST
  • 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-

tribo-

combining form
indicating frictiontriboelectricity

Word Origin for tribo-

from Greek tribein to rub
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