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orth-

combining form

Definition of orth-

  1. 1 :  straight :  upright :  vertical <orthograde>

  2. 2 :  perpendicular <orthorhombic>

  3. 3 :  correct :  corrective <orthodontia>

  4. 4 a :  hydrated or hydroxylated to the highest degree <orthophosphoric acid> b :  involving substitution at or characterized by or having the relationship of two neighboring positions in the benzene ring <ortho-xylene>



Variants of orth-

or ortho-

Origin of orth-

Greek, from orthos straight, right, true; akin to Sanskrit ūrdhva high, upright


Medical Dictionary

orth-

prefix

Medical Definition of orth-

  1. 1:  hydrated or hydroxylated to the highest degree <orthophosphoric acid>

  2. 2:  involving substitution at or characterized by or having the relationship of two neighboring positions in the benzene ring—abbreviation o- <ortho-xylene or o-xylene>; compare meta- 2, para- 2



Variants of orth-

or ortho-

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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "orth-"


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