Go to 'thermo-' entry Go to 'dino-' entry Go to 'chondro-' entry Go to 'aero-' entry Go to '-logy' entry Go to 'thaumato-' entry Go to 'nano-' entry Go to '-sophy' entry Go to 'bucco-' entry Go to '-ism' entry Go to '-lysis' entry Go to 'galacto-' entry Go to '-anthropy' entry Go to 'pneumo-' entry Go to '-ploitation' entry Go to '-lithic' entry Go to '-sepalous' entry Go to 'onco-' entry Go to '-parous' entry Go to 'dermato-' entry Go to 'multi-' entry Go to 'dodeca-' entry Go to '-zoon' entry Go to 'vermi-' entry Go to 'crystallo-' entry Go to 'biblio-' entry Go to 'eco-' entry Go to 'juxta-' entry Go to 'facio-' entry
Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

arthr(o)-

A joint.

[Greek arthron, joint.]

Arthritis refers to a painful inflammatory condition of the joints, whereas arthralgia (Greek algos, pain) is pain in a joint not accompanied by swelling; the surgical procedure arthroplasty (Greek plastos, formed, moulded) is the surgical remodelling of a diseased joint. In zoology, an arthropod (Greek pous, pod-, foot, hence an animal with a jointed foot) is a member of a large group of invertebrate animals that includes insects, spiders, crustaceans, and their relatives.

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