a combining form meaning “back,” “behind,” “rear,” used in the formation of compound words: opisthograph.

Nearby words

  1. opioid,
  2. opioid epidemic,
  3. opiomelanocortin,
  4. opisthenar,
  5. opisthion,
  6. opisthobranch,
  7. opisthodomos,
  8. opisthognathous,
  9. opisthograph,
  10. opisthorchiasis

Origin of opistho-

< Greek, combining form of ópisthen behind, at the back

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Medicine definitions for opistho-



Back; backward:opisthotonos.

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