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a combining form meaning “back,” “behind,” “rear,” used in the formation of compound words:

opistho- pref.
Back; backward: opisthotonos.


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    [uh-pis-thuh-brangk] /əˈpɪs θəˌbræŋk/ noun 1. any gastropod mollusk of the order Opisthobranchia, as the sea slugs, sea butterflies, and sea hares, characterized by a vestigial or absent mantle and shell and two pairs of tentacles. adjective 2. of or relating to the opisthobranches. /əˈpɪsθəˌbræŋk/ noun 1. any marine gastropod of the class Opisthobranchia (or Opisthobranchiata), […]

  • Opisthodomos

    [op-is-thod-uh-muh s, -mos] /ˌɒp ɪsˈθɒd ə məs, -ˌmɒs/ noun, plural opisthodomoses. 1. Also called posticum. a small room in the cella of a classical temple, as for a treasury. 2. .

  • Opisthognathous

    [op-is-thog-nuh-thuh s] /ˌɒp ɪsˈθɒg nə θəs/ adjective, Zoology. 1. having receding jaws. /ˌɒpɪsˈθɒɡnəθəs/ adjective 1. (of a person or animal) having receding jaws

  • Opisthograph

    [uh-pis-thuh-graf, -grahf] /əˈpɪs θəˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf/ noun 1. a manuscript, parchment, or book having writing on both sides of the leaves.

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