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 History of this Word

"ferro" is from "ferrum" (iron) spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.


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

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grammar is modifier

"ferro-" is a type of prefix


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

Examples of how the word is used

ferro- illustration These are easy instructions for growing potassium ferricyanide crystals.
ferro- illustration Ferromagnets tend to stay magnetized after being subjected to an external magnetic field.