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pet•ro



Pronunciation: (pe'trō), [key]
adj.
of or pertaining to petroleum or the petroleum industry.

n.
Canadian.the federally owned petroleum industry.

petro-




a combining form meaning “rock,” “stone,” used in the formation of compound words: petrology. Also,petri-; esp. before a vowel,petr-.

petro-




a combining form meaning “petroleum,” “the extraction and export of petroleum,” used in the formation of compound words: petrochemistry; petropower.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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