a combining form meaning "rain," used in the formation of compound words: hyetology.
Also, esp. before a vowel, hyet-.
[comb. form repr. Gk hyetós rain, deriv. of hýein to rain]

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  • hyeto- — [hī′ə tō, hī′ətə] [< Gr hyetos, rain < hyein, to rain < IE base * seu , juice, moisture, rain > L sugere, SUCK] combining form rain, rainfall [hyetograph]: also, before a vowel, prefix combining form hyet …   English World dictionary

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  • hyeto- — a word element meaning rain . {combining form of Greek hyetos} …   Australian English dictionary

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  • hyetograph — /huy et euh graf , grahf , huy i teuh /, n. a map or chart showing the average rainfall for the localities represented. [HYETO + GRAPH] * * * …   Universalium

  • hyetography — hyetographic /huy i teuh graf ik/, hyetographical, adj. hyetographically, adv. /huy i tog reuh fee/, n. the study of the annual and geographical distribution of rainfall. [1840 50; HYETO + GRAPHY] * * * …   Universalium

  • hyetology — hyetological /huy i tl oj i keuhl/, adj. hyetologist, n. /huy i tol euh jee/, n. the branch of meteorology dealing with precipitation. [HYETO + LOGY] * * * …   Universalium

  • hieto — HIÉTĂ elem. ploaie, precipitaţii . (< fr. hyéto , hyète, cf. gr. hyetos) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • hyetograph — /ˈhaɪətəgræf/ (say huyuhtuhgraf), / graf/ (say grahf) noun 1. an instrument for collecting, measuring, and recording rainfall. 2. a map or chart showing average rainfall in a particular locality. {hyeto + graph} …   Australian English dictionary

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