hyster-


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hyster-

(word root) womb
Examples of words with the root hyster-: hysterectomy
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hyster-

pref.
Variant of hystero-.
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hystero-

a combining form meaning “uterus”: hysterotomy.
Also, esp. before a vowel, hyster-.
[< Greek, comb. form representing hystéra]
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