arthro-

arthro-

a combining form meaning “joint,” “jointed,” used in the formation of compound words: arthropod.
Also, especially before a vowel, arthr-.


Origin:
< Greek, combining form of árthron a joint; akin to Latin artus (see article)

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arthro- or (before a vowel) arthr-
 
combining form
indicating a joint: arthritis; arthropod
 
[from Greek arthron]
 
arthr- or (before a vowel) arthr-
 
combining form
 
[from Greek arthron]

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arthro- or arthr-
pref.
Joint: arthropathy.

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