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"clino" is from "klinein" (to lean) 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

"clino-" is a type of prefix


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

Examples of how the word is used

clino- illustration Sight Clinometers are used to measure the angle of elevation between a viewer and the light generated by a light projector when reflected on to a base of a cloud.
clino- illustration You are not the only one to suffer from clinophobia.