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osteo-

Class:

affix | prefix | combining form

Etymology:

Greek, from osteon, bone; see ost- in Indo-European roots.
(Source: American Heritage Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wiktionary:

bone | boned [past tense] | boning [present participle] | bones [3rd-person singular present] | osteo- | osteomyelitides [plural, pathology, infections] | bane [sense-specific] | byen [dialect, sense-specific] | rib [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

[uncountable] A composite material consisting largely of calcium phosphate and collagen and making up the skeleton of most vertebrates. | [countable] Any of the components of an endoskeleton, made of bone. | A bone of a fish; a fishbone | One of the... (40 of 384 words, 20 definitions, 20 usage examples, pronunciations, 1 image)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/bone

Collins Dictionary:

osteo- | before a vowel oste-

indicating bone or bones (4 of 237 words, 3 usage examples)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/osteo-

American Heritage Dictionary:

bone | boned [past tense] | boning [present participle] | bones [3rd-person singular present] | bone up | oste- | osteo- | Bones [sense-specific]

The dense, semirigid, porous, calcified connective tissue forming the major ... | Any of numerous anatomically distinct structures making up the ... (20 of 194 words, 15 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/bone

Merriam-Webster:

oste- | osteo-

bone (1 of 26 words, 2 usage examples)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/oste-

Oxford Dictionary:

osteo-

relating to the bones (4 of 25 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/osteo--

Random House Dictionary:

osteo-

a combining form meaning "bone", used in the formation of compound words. (12 of 19 words, 1 usage example)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/osteo

New World Dictionary:

osteo- | oste- [before a vowel]

bone or bones (3 of 13 words, 1 usage example)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/osteo-prefix

Encarta Dictionary:

osteo- | ost- [used before vowels]

bone (1 of 10 words)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861684969​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

American Heritage Dictionary:

osteo- | oste-

Origin: Greek, from osteon, bone; see ost- in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/osteo-prefix

New World Dictionary:

osteo-

Origin: Modern Latin from Greek osteon, a bone: see "ossify"

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Online Etymology:

osteo-

Origin: combining form meaning "bone", from Greek osteon "bone".

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=osteo-

Wiktionary:

osteo-

Origin: Combining form of Ancient Greek ὀστέον (osteon, "bone").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/osteo-

Collins Dictionary:

osteo- | before a vowel oste-

Origin: from Greek osteon

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/osteo-

Oxford Dictionary:

Encarta Dictionary:

osteo-

Origin: Greek osteon from Indo-European

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861684969​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Google Dictionary:

osteo-

Audio: English pronunciation of "osteo-"

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YourDictionary Audio:

osteo-

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "osteo-"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/osteo-prefix

the Free Dictionary:

osteo-

Audio: British English pronunciation of "osteo-"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/osteo-

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