Also found in: Medical.
Related to carbo-: Carbo veg
[French, from carbone, carbon; see carbon.]
carbo-or before a vowel
(Chemistry) carbon: carbohydrate; carbonate.
n., pl. -bos.
2. a food having a high carbohydrate content.
[1960–65; by shortening; compare -o]
a combining form used in the names of chemical compounds containing carbon: carbohydrate.Esp. before a vowel, carb-.