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osteo-(word root) bone
Examples of words with the root osteo-: osteoporoses
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osteo-or before a vowel
(Medicine) indicating bone or bones: osteopathy.
[from Greek osteon]
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a combining form meaning “bone”: osteoarthritis.
[< Greek, comb. form of ostéon; see osseous]
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