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 History of this Word

"cercal" is from "kerkos" (tail) 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

"-cercal" is a type of suffix


A word ending that indicates a particular kind of tail. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-cercal illustration Diphycercal tails are found in lampreys.
-cercal illustration The tail of the Grey Nurse Shark is heterocercal and has a characteristic subterminal notch.