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"hyalo" is from "hualos" (glass) 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

"hyalo-" is a type of prefix


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

Examples of how the word is used

hyalo- illustration Hyaline membrane disease is not associated with abnormal lung function.
hyalo- illustration Hyalite is a form of opal with a glassy appearance.