Etymology
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Americo- 
word-forming element used since late 18c. as "of or about America."
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rachio- 

also rhachio-, before vowels rachi-, word-forming element meaning "spinal, pertaining to the vertebrae," from Latinized form of Greek rhakhis "spine, back," metaphorically "ridge (of a mountain), rib of a leaf," a word of uncertain origin. Compare Greek rhakhos "thorn hedge."

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uro- 
word-forming element meaning "urine," from Greek ouron "urine" (see urine).
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humero- 
word-forming element meaning "of the shoulder and," from Latin humerus "shoulder" (see humerus).
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hyalo- 
word-forming element in scientific compounds meaning "of glass; glass-like, transparent," from Greek hyalos "glass, clear alabaster, crystal lens used as a burning glass," apparently a non-Greek word, said to be of Egyptian origin (glass was first made in Egypt).
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cero- 

word-forming element meaning "wax, waxy," from Latinized form of Greek kēros "beeswax," a word of unknown origin with no obvious ulterior connections. "As there is no evidence for Indo-European apiculture, we have to reckon with foreign origin for κηρός" [Beekes].

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sialo- 
before vowels sial-, word-forming element meaning "saliva," from Greek sialon "saliva."
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omphalo- 
before vowels omphal-, word-forming element meaning "navel," from Greek omphalos (see omphalos).
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lopho- 
before vowels loph-, word-forming element used in science from 19c. and meaning "crest," from Greek lophos "neck of draught animals and men; crest of a helmet, crest of a hill, ridge," also "tuft on the head of birds, crest of feathers, cockscomb," a word of uncertain origin.
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gyno- 
word-forming element especially in modern medical and botanical words equivalent to gyneco-.
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