Etymology
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fluoro- 
before vowels fluor-, combining form of fluorine; also see fluorescence.
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Euro- 
before vowels Eur-, word forming element meaning "Europe, European," from combining form of Europe.
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utero- 
before vowels uter-, word-forming element, from combining form of Latin uterus (see uterus).
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hippo- 
before vowels, hipp-, word-forming element meaning "horse," from Greek hippo-, from hippos "horse," from PIE root *ekwo- "horse."
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spondylo- 
before vowels spondyl-, combining form meaning "vertebrae," from Greek spondylos "a vertebra," in plural "the backbone," variant of sphondylos, of uncertain origin.
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recto- 

word-forming element in anatomy meaning "rectal, pertaining to or involving the rectum," before vowels rect-, from combining form of rectum.

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somni- 
before vowels somn-, word-forming element meaning "sleep," from combining form of Latin somnus "sleep, slumber," from PIE root *swep- "to sleep."
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xero- 
before vowels, xer-, word-forming element meaning "dry," from Greek xero-, combining form of xeros "dry, withered" (see xerasia).
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nona- 

before vowels non-, word-forming element indicating "nine," from combining form of Latin nonus "ninth," contracted from *novenos, from novem "nine" (see nine).

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equi- 
before vowels equ-, word-forming element meaning "equal, having equal," from Latin aequi-, combining form of aequus "equal, even" (see equal (adj.)).
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