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uro-1

  1. a combining form meaning “urine,” used in the formation of compound words: urology.
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Also especially before a vowel, ur-.

Origin of uro-1

< Greek, combining form of oûron urine

uro-2

  1. a combining form meaning “tail,” used in the formation of compound words: uropod.
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Also especially before a vowel, ur-.

Origin of uro-2

< New Latin ūro-, combining form representing Greek ourá
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British Dictionary definitions for uro-

uro-1

before a vowel ur-

combining form
  1. indicating urine or the urinary tracturochrome; urogenital; urolith; urology
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Word Origin

from Greek ouron urine

uro-2

before a vowel ur-

combining form
  1. indicating a tailurochord; uropod; urostyle
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Word Origin

from Greek oura
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Word Origin and History for uro-

word-forming element, from comb. form of Greek ouron "urine" (see urine).

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

uro- in Medicine

uro-

pref.
  1. Urine:uric.
  2. Urinary tract:urology.
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