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 History of this Word

"dextro" is from "dexter" (on the right) spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this prefix,
dextrorotary
dextrose
dextroglucose

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"dextro-" is a type of prefix

Definition

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

Examples of how the word is used

dextro- illustration A good handyman is skillful, dexterous and proficient in whatever it is he is doing.
dextro- illustration Dextrocardia is a rare heart condition characterized by abnormal positioning of the heart.