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 History of this Word

"bio" is from "bios" (life) 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

"bio-" is a type of prefix


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

Examples of how the word is used

bio- illustration What is known about Mozart comes either directly from correspondences or indirectly from biographers.
bio- illustration PROJECT BIONICS aims to preserve and present artificial organ developments.