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 History of this Word

"lympho" is from "lympha" (spring water) 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,
lymphadenitis
lymphocytic
lymphoblast

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grammar is modifier

"lympho-" is a type of prefix

Definition

A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "lymph" or "yellowish liquid produced by body tissues" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

lympho- illustration Lymphocytes play an important and integral part of the body's defenses.
lympho- illustration A lymphangiogram is used to evaluate the possible spread of cancers.