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Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

uter(o)-

The uterus.

[English or Latin uterus plus -o-.]

Many instances are adjectives that refer to the uterus plus another part of the body, such as uteroplacental of the placenta and uterus; uterovaginal, of the uterus and vagina; uterocervical, of the cervix, the neck of the uterus. Such terms are often hyphenated. A uterotomy (Greek -tomia, cutting) is a surgical incision into the uterus, as in a caesarean section; uterosalpingography (see salpingo-) is an x-ray examination of the interior of the womb and the Fallopian tubes.

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