Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


a combining form meaning “joint,” “jointed,” used in the formation of compound words:
combining form
indicating a joint: arthritis, arthropod

word-forming element meaning “pertaining to the joints,” from Greek arthro- (before vowels arth-), comb. form of arthron “joint,” from PIE *ar-dhro-, from *ar- “to fit together;” see arm (n.1).

arthro- or arthr-
Joint: arthropathy.


Read Also:

  • Arthro-ophthalmopathy

    arthro-ophthalmopathy arthro-ophthalmopathy ar·thro-oph·thal·mop·a·thy (är’thrō-ŏf’thəl-mŏp’ə-thē, -thāl-, -ŏp’-) n. Disease affecting the joints and eyes.

  • Arthrobacter

    a genus of rod-shaped or spherical bacteria found in the soil.

  • Arthrocele

    arthrocele arthrocele ar·thro·cele (är’thrə-sēl’) n. Hernia of the synovial membrane through the capsule of a joint. Swelling of a joint.

  • Arthrocentesis

    arthrocentesis arthrocentesis ar·thro·cen·te·sis (är’thrō-sěn-tē’sĭs) n. The surgical puncture and aspiration of a joint.

Disclaimer: Arthro- definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.