uro-

1

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

Origin of uro-

1
< Greek, combining form of oûron urine

Definition for uro- (2 of 2)

uro-

2

a combining form meaning “tail,” used in the formation of compound words: uropod.
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- (1 of 2)

uro-

1

before a vowel ur-


combining form

indicating urine or the urinary tracturochrome; urogenital; urolith; urology

Word Origin for uro-

from Greek ouron urine

British Dictionary definitions for uro- (2 of 2)

uro-

2

before a vowel ur-


combining form

indicating a tailurochord; uropod; urostyle

Word Origin for uro-

from Greek oura
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Word Origin and History for uro-

uro-


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

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Medicine definitions for uro-

uro-


pref.

Urine:uric.
Urinary tract:urology.
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