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 History of this Word

"gluco" is from "glukus" (sweet) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 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

"gluco-" is a type of prefix


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

Examples of how the word is used

gluco- illustration A glucose test measures the amount of sugar in the blood.
gluco- illustration Muscle glycogen is one of the main energy sources for exercise.