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a combining form meaning “hook,” “joint,” used in the formation of technical terms: ancylostomiasis.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
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
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