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Words nearby odonto-
WORDS THAT USE ODONTO-
What does odonto- mean?
What are variants of odonto-?
When combined with words or word elements that begin with a vowel, odonto- becomes odont-, as in odontalgia.
Examples of odonto-
One example of a term from medicine that features the combining form odonto- is odontology, “the science dealing with the study of the teeth and their surrounding tissues and with the prevention and cure of their diseases.”
Related to odontology, both as words and practices, are periodontics and orthodontics. Discover what makes these branches of dentistry distinct and how they are related to the combining for odonto- at our entries for the words.
The first part of the word, odonto-, means “tooth.” So, what about the –logy part of the word? It comes from the Greek lógos and is used to name sciences or bodies of knowledge. Odontology literally translates to “the study of teeth.”
What are some words that use the combining form odonto-?
- odontophore (using the equivalent form of odonto- in Greek)
What are some other forms that odonto- may be commonly confused with?