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 History of this Word

"metro" is from "metra" (mother) 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

"metro-" is a type of prefix


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

Examples of how the word is used

metro- illustration The Metropolitan Wind Symphony is currently celebrating its 35th anniversary.
metro- illustration The lack of vitamins A and D may play an important role in lowering the risk of metritis.