1. a combining form meaning “hook,” “joint,” used in the formation of technical terms: ancylostomiasis.

Origin of ancylo-

A combining form representing Greek ankýlos “crooked, curved,” akin to ánkos “bend, hollow, mountain glen,” cognate with Latin uncus “bent”; see also angle2
  • Also anchylo-, ankylo- .

Words Nearby ancylo- Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023