carbo-


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carbo-

or carb-
pref.
Carbon: carbohydrate.

[French, from carbone, carbon; see carbon.]

carbo-

or before a vowel

carb-

combining form
(Chemistry) carbon: carbohydrate; carbonate.

car•bo

(ˈkɑr boʊ)

n., pl. -bos.
1. carbohydrate.
2. a food having a high carbohydrate content.
[1960–65; by shortening; compare -o]

carbo-

a combining form used in the names of chemical compounds containing carbon: carbohydrate.
Esp. before a vowel, carb-.