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a combining form meaning “hook,” “joint,” used in the formation of technical terms: ancylostomiasis.
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Also anchylo-, ankylo- .
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
Words nearby ancylo-
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Medical definitions for ancylo-
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