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Definition of arct-

  1. 1 :  north :  arctic Arctalia Arctogaea

  2. 2 :  bear Arctoidea Arctostaphylus

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Origin and Etymology of arct-

Latin arct-, from Greek arkt-, arkto-, from arktos bear, Ursa Major, north — more at arctic

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a trip made at another's expense

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