I want to talk about things being either “laminodental or apicodental”, but would rather avoid repeating “dental”. Omission of the second part of hyphenated compounds is straightforward (e.g., “user- and hardware-friendly”). But I’m not mad about the asymmetric hyphenation of:
lamino- and apicodental
nor do I want to have hyphens in both places:
lamino- and apico-dental
given that I would normally write “apicodental” without a hyphen.
My go-to style guide, the Economist’s, is silent on this point. Is anyone aware of any established practices in this regard?