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 History of this Word

"homo" is from "homos" (same), spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.


In this sense, "homo" is a word added to another word to make a new word.

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grammar is modifier

"homo-" is a type of prefix


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

Examples of how the word is used

homo- illustration A homogeneous mixture has the same uniform appearance and composition throughout.
homo- illustration Homograft replacement surgery is performed when a patient's heart valves are replaced with donated human valves.