How does the word sound?

Listen to this word

 History of this Word

"diplo" is from "diploos" (double) 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,
diplopod
diplocardiac
diplopia
diploblastic

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"diplo-" is a type of prefix

Definition

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

Examples of how the word is used

diplo- illustration It contains the names of members of the diplomatic staffs.
diplo- illustration Most organisms are diploid, that is, they have two copies of every gene.