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

opistho-

Behind; to the rear.

[Greek opisthen, behind.]

In medicine, opisthotonos (Greek tonos, tension) or opisthotonus is spasm of the muscles causing backward arching of the head, neck, and spine; in zoology, an opisthosoma (Greek sōma, body) is the abdomen of a spider or other arachnid; an opisthobranch (Greek brankhia, gills) is a member of a group of molluscs, the Opisthobranchia, which includes the sea slugs and sea hares, so called because their gills are placed well back on the body.

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