a combining form meaning "solidity," used in the formation of compound words: rheopexy; mastopexy.

Nearby words

  1. -ped,
  2. -pede,
  3. -penia,
  4. -person,
  5. -petal,
  6. -phage,
  7. -phagia,
  8. -phagous,
  9. -phagy,
  10. -phane

Origin of -pexy

< New Latin -pexia < Greek -pēxia, derivative of pêxis a fixing, solidity; see -y3

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Medicine definitions for -pexy



Surgical fixation of an organ:hysteropexy.

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