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 History of this Word

"copro" is from "kopros" (dung) 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.

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grammar is modifier

"copro-" is a type of prefix

Definition

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

Examples of how the word is used

copro- illustration Coprolite is perhaps the most unusual fossil in anyone's collection!
copro- illustration Thirty-two species of coprophilous fungi were recorded from seven dung samples collected from Brazil.