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 History of this Word

"colo" is from "kolon" (large intestine) 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,
colorectal
colotomy
colonic

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grammar is modifier

"colo-" is a type of prefix

Definition

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

Examples of how the word is used

colo- illustration A diagnosis of colitis is generally straight forward.
colo- illustration Colonoscopy is usually performed on an outpatient basis.