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hyster-(word root) womb
Examples of words with the root hyster-: hysterectomy
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Variant of hystero-.
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a combining form meaning “uterus”: hysterotomy.Also, esp. before a vowel, hyster-.
[< Greek, comb. form representing hystéra]
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