variants: or onco- or less commonly onch- or oncho- or onci-

Definition of onc-

1 : barb : hook Oncorhynchus Oncidium onchium Onchocerca
2 : barbed Oncicola

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New Latin, from Greek onkos barbed hook

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“Onc-.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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