Go to 'thermo-' entry Go to 'dino-' entry Go to 'chondro-' entry Go to 'aero-' entry Go to '-logy' entry Go to 'thaumato-' entry Go to 'nano-' entry Go to '-sophy' entry Go to 'bucco-' entry Go to '-ism' entry Go to '-lysis' entry Go to 'galacto-' entry Go to '-anthropy' entry Go to 'pneumo-' entry Go to '-ploitation' entry Go to '-lithic' entry Go to '-sepalous' entry Go to 'onco-' entry Go to '-parous' entry Go to 'dermato-' entry Go to 'multi-' entry Go to 'dodeca-' entry Go to '-zoon' entry Go to 'vermi-' entry Go to 'crystallo-' entry Go to 'biblio-' entry Go to 'eco-' entry Go to 'juxta-' entry Go to 'facio-' entry
Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

baro- Also bary-.

Pressure.

[Greek baros, weight; Greek barus, heavy.]

A barometer measures atmospheric pressure; a baroreceptor is one of a set of nerve endings that monitor changes in blood pressure; barotrauma is damage to the ear caused by changes in air pressure, as experienced during air travel or deep-sea diving; a barostat (Greek statos, standing), is a device that maintains constant atmospheric pressure in a closed vessel. The bary- equivalent is less common; examples are barycentric, relating to a centre of gravity, and barysphere, the dense interior of the earth, under the lithosphere.

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