ortho-

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ancient Greek ὀρθός (orthós).

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ortho-

  1. straight, right, proper
  2. (chemistry) Having an extra proportion of water
  3. (chemistry) in isomeric benzene derivatives, having the two substituents in adjacent positions (compare meta- and para-)
  4. (physics) of any molecule of the form X2 in which the two nuclei have parallel spin

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ancient Greek ὀρθός (orthós).

Prefix[edit]

ortho-

  1. right

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