[ih-lek-troh] /ɪˈlɛk troʊ/

noun, plural electros.
a combining form representing electric, or electricity, in compound words:
noun (pl) -tros
short for electroplate, electrotype
combining form
electric or electrically: electrocardiograph, electrocute
electrolytic: electroanalysis

before vowels electr-, word-forming element meaning “electrical, electricity,” Latinized form of Greek elektro-, comb. form of elektron “amber” (see electric).

electro- or electr-


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