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 History of this Word

"boro" is from "borax" (boron ore) spoken by people in England during 1100-1550 A.D.

Notes

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

More words with this prefix,
borofluoride
boroglyceride

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grammar is modifier

"boro-" is a type of prefix

Definition

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

Examples of how the word is used

boro- illustration Borosilicate glass has a very low thermal expansion coefficient, making it a popular material for objects like telescope mirrors.
boro- illustration We routinely prepare boronic acids in our laboratory.