uro-


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uro- 1

or ur-
pref.
1. Urine: uric.
2. Urinary tract: urology.
3. Urea: urethane.

[New Latin ūro-, from Greek ouro-, from ouron, urine.]

uro- 2

or ur-
pref.
Tail: uropod.

[New Latin ūro-, from Greek ouro-, from ourā; see ors- in Indo-European roots.]

uro-

or before a vowel

ur-

combining form
indicating urine or the urinary tract: urochrome; urogenital; urolith; urology.
[from Greek ouron urine]

uro-

or before a vowel

ur-

combining form
indicating a tail: urochord; uropod; urostyle.
[from Greek oura]

uro-1

,
a combining form meaning “urine”: urology.
Also, esp. before a vowel,ur-.
[< Greek, comb. form of oûron urine]

uro-2

,
a combining form meaning “tail”: uropod.
[< New Latin ūro-, comb. form representing Greek ourá]
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