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 History of this Word

"kerato" is from "kerat" (horn) 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.

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grammar is modifier

"kerato-" is a type of prefix

Definition

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

Examples of how the word is used

kerato- illustration In rare instances, keratoses can bleed.
kerato- illustration Thermal keratoplasty alters corneal curvature by heating the tissue and causing shrinkage.