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 History of this Word

"chloro" is from "khloros" (green) 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,
chlorocarbon
chlorosis
chlorophyte
chlorometer

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grammar is modifier

"chloro-" is a type of prefix

Definition

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

Examples of how the word is used

chloro- illustration Breathing chloroform can cause dizziness, fatigue, and headaches.
chloro- illustration This is the fundamental process by which chlorophyll 'captures' the energy of sunlight.