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 History of this Word

"hepato" is from "hepar" (liver) 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,
hepatoma
hepatoscopy
hepatocyte

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grammar is modifier

"hepato-" is a type of prefix

Definition

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

Examples of how the word is used

hepato- illustration I am pleased to assist in their battle against Hepatitis.
hepato- illustration A hepatotoxic agent is one which is known to cause liver damage, such as alcohol.