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 History of this Word

"megaly" is from "megas" (large) 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

"-megaly" is a type of suffix

Definition

A word ending that indicates unusual enlargement. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-megaly illustration There is mild cardiomegaly without evidence of pulmonary edema.
-megaly illustration Physical examination revealed mild thyromegaly.