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 History of this Word

"meso" is from "mesos" ("middle") 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

"meso-" is a type of prefix


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

Examples of how the word is used

meso- illustration The mesosphere extends from the top of the stratosphere to an altitude of about 90 kilometers.
meso- illustration Laser meso-machining (meso refers to a few hundred microns to a few millimeters) are of interest.