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 History of this Word

"blasto" is from "blastos" (bud) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.

Notes

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

More words with this prefix,
blastocyst
blastomycete

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"blasto-" is a type of prefix

Definition

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

Examples of how the word is used

blasto- illustration They observed that these blastospores germinated faster.
blasto- illustration The blastula is an early stage of embryonic development in animals.