psycho-

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psycho-

(word root) mind, spirit, soul
Examples of words with the root psycho-: psychology
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psycho-

or psych-
pref.
1.
a. Mind; mental: psychogenic.
b. Mental activities or processes: psychomotor.
2. Psychology; psychological: psychohistory.

[Greek psūkho-, soul, life, from psūkhē; see bhes- in Indo-European roots.]
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psycho-

or sometimes before a vowel

psych-

combining form
(Psychology) indicating the mind or psychological or mental processes: psychology; psychogenesis; psychosomatic.
[from Greek psukhē spirit, breath]
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psy•cho

(ˈsaɪ koʊ)

n., pl. -chos,
adj. Slang. n.
1. a psychopathic person; psychopath.
adj.
2. psychopathic.
[1935–40; shortened form]

psycho-

a combining form representing psyche (psychological) or psychological (psychoanalysis). Also, esp. before a vowel,psych-.
[< Greek, comb. form of psȳchḗ; see psyche]
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Translations

psycho-

[ˈsaɪkəʊ-] prefixpsycho-
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