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Related to carbo-: Carbo veg
[French, from carbone, carbon; see carbon.]
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carbo-or before a vowel
(Chemistry) carbon: carbohydrate; carbonate.
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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-.
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