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Words nearby oste-
WORDS THAT USE OSTE-
What does oste- mean?
Oste- comes from the Greek ostéon, meaning “bone.”
Oste- is a variant of osteo-, which loses its -o- when combined with words or word elements beginning with vowels. Want to know more? Read our Words That Use osteo- article.
Examples of oste-
An example of a word you may have encountered that features oste- is ostealgia, meaning “a pain in a bone.”
We know oste- means “bone.” The combining form –algia, from the Greek álgos, means “pain.” Ostealgia, then, literally translates to “bone pain.”
What are some words that use the combining form oste-?
What are some other forms that oste- may be commonly confused with?
Despite appearances, the word ostentatious, meaning “characterized by pretentious or conspicuous show in an attempt to impress others,” does not use the combining form oste-. Learn what ostentatious makes so “showy” at our entry for the word.