a combining form meaning “hook,” “joint,” used in the formation of technical terms: ancylostomiasis.

combining form representing Greek ankýlos crooked, curved, equivalent to ánk(os) bend (cognate with Latin uncus bent, angle2) + -ylos adjective-forming suffix Unabridged
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ancylo- pref.
Variant of ankylo-.

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