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Thematic index: Shapes

astro-

A star or other celestial body; outer space; star-shaped.

cyclo-

A circle, circular movement, or regular repetition.

denti-

A tooth; tooth-like.

disco-

A disc; disc-shaped.

falc-

Sickle-shaped.

-gon

A plane figure with a specified number of straight sides.

-hedron

A geometrical solid with a specified number of plane faces.

helico-

Spiral; screw.

kypho-

Humped.

lamino-

A thin layer.

lopho-

Crested.

-morph

A specified form or character.

morpho-

Form or character.

nemato-

Thread-like in shape.

phaco-

Lens of the eye; lens shaped.

plano-

Level or flat.

platy-

Broad or flat.

reni-

The kidneys; kidney-shaped.

reticulo-

Net-like; reticulated.

rhabdo-

A rod or rodlike structure.

scapho-

Boat-shaped.

sclero-

Hard; hardening.

scypho-

Cup-shaped.

spheno-

Wedge-shaped.

sphero-

A sphere; spherical.

spiro-1

Spiral; coiled.

stereo-

Solid; three-dimensional.

strepto-

Twisted.

trocho-

Wheel-like.

tubo-

A tube.

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