arthro-


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arthro-

or arthr-
pref.
Joint: arthropathy.

[Greek, from arthron, joint; see ar- in Indo-European roots.]

arthro-

or before a vowel

arthr-

combining form
indicating a joint: arthritis; arthropod.
[from Greek arthron]

arthro-

a combining form meaning “joint,” “jointed”: arthropod.
Also, esp. before a vowel,arthr-.
[< Greek, comb. form of árthron a joint; akin to Latin artus (see article)]