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 History of this Word

"bacteria" is from "bakterion" (little rod) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.


In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

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grammar is modifier

"bacterio-" is a type of prefix


A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "bacteria" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

bacterio- illustration Finish with a bactericide spray and wipe dry with disposable towel.
bacterio- illustration This oil is a natural bacteriostat that helps in the healing of wounds.