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 History of this Word

"labio" is from "labium" (lip) spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this prefix,
labialism
labiate
labionasal
labioplasty

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grammar is modifier

"labio-" is a type of prefix

Definition

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

Examples of how the word is used

labio- illustration The symbol represents the labiodental flap, a speech sound found in central and southeastern Africa.
labio- illustration Labialized rounded is a kind of exaggerated rounding with the lips projecting out a bit.