How does the word sound?
History of this Word
"ortho" is from "orthos" (straight, right) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.
A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "normal", "perpendicular" or "right" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.
Examples of how the word is used
|In the orthorhombic system, we will continue the 90 degree angular relationships between all 3 axes, but will vary the length of each individual axis.|
|I chose an orthodontist close to my house who'd fixed my friend's teeth.|