a combining form meaning “bone,” used in the formation of compound words: osteometry.
Also especially before a vowel, oste-.

Origin of osteo-

< Greek, combining form of ostéon
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British Dictionary definitions for osteo-


before a vowel oste-

combining form

indicating bone or bonesosteopathy

Word Origin for osteo-

from Greek osteon
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Medical definitions for osteo-



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