One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Straight; rectangular; upright.‘orthodontics’
- 1.1 Right; correct.‘orthoepy’
- 1.1 Right; correct.
Denoting substitution at two adjacent carbon atoms in a benzene ring, e.g., in 1, 2 positions.‘orthodichlorobenzene’Compare with meta- and para-
Denoting a compound from which a meta-compound is formed by dehydration.‘orthophosphoric acid’
From Greek orthos ‘straight, right’.
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