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

Nearby words

  1. ancones,
  2. anconitis,
  3. ancrod,
  4. ancré,
  5. ancus marcius,
  6. ancylostoma,
  7. ancylostoma braziliense,
  8. ancylostoma caninum,
  9. ancylostoma duodenale,
  10. ancylostomatic

Origin of ancylo-

combining form representing Greek ankýlos crooked, curved, equivalent to ánk(os) bend (cognate with Latin uncus bent, angle2) + -ylos adjective-forming suffix Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for ancylo-



Variant ofankylo-

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