tribo-


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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British Dictionary definitions for tribo-

tribo-

combining form

indicating frictiontriboelectricity

Word Origin for tribo-

from Greek tribein to rub
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