osteo-


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osteo-

or oste-
pref.
Bone: osteoarthritis.

[Greek, from osteon, bone; see ost- in Indo-European roots.]

osteo-

or before a vowel

oste-

combining form
(Medicine) indicating bone or bones: osteopathy.
[from Greek osteon]

osteo-

a combining form meaning “bone”: osteoarthritis.
[< Greek, comb. form of ostéon; see osseous]
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