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 History of this Word

"carcino" is from "karkinos" (crab or cancer) 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

"carcino-" is a type of prefix


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

Examples of how the word is used

carcino- illustration The "average" carcinogen not only produces cancer, it also inhibits immune response.
carcino- illustration This male patient, who is still alive and in good clinical condition at the age of over 90 years, had lung carcinosis in 1972.