Words nearby arthr-
WORDS THAT USE ARTHR-
What does arthr- mean?
Arthr- is a combining form used like a prefix meaning “joint” or “jointed.” It is often used in medical and scientific terms.
Arthr- comes from the Greek árthron, meaning “a joint.” Related to arthr- and deriving from a Greek word based on árthron is arthritis, “acute or chronic inflammation of the joint.”
Arthr- is a variant of arthro-, which loses its –o– when combined with words or word elements beginning with vowels.
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Examples of arthr-
One word you have likely come across that features the combining form arthr- is arthralgia, “pain in a joint.”
The word arthralgia is made of two combining forms. The first, arthr-, means “joint.” The second, -algia, refers to “pain.”
What are some words that use the combining form arthr-?
- arthrosis (in its pathological sense of “degenerative joint disease”)
What are some other forms that arthr- may be commonly confused with?
If you type arthr-, your spellchecker may suggest Arthur, a male given name that is unrelated to the Greek árthron. Arthur may come from a Celtic or Latin source. What famous people named Arthur come to mind? Discover a few at our entry for the name.
Break it down!
The combining form –ectomy means “excision.” With this in mind, what kind of medical procedure is an arthrectomy?