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 History of this Word

"desmo" is from "dein" (bind) 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,
desmoplastic
desmogenous
desmoid

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grammar is modifier

"desmo-" is a type of prefix

Definition

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

Examples of how the word is used

desmo- illustration Alterations in desmosome size and number coincide with the loss of cohesion in skin.
desmo- illustration Desmology is the branch of anatomy dealing with ligaments.