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 History of this Word

"naso" is from "nasus" (nose) spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 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

"naso-" is a type of prefix


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

Examples of how the word is used

naso- illustration Nasogastric suction involves removing solids, liquids, or gasses from the stomach by inserting a tube through the nose.
naso- illustration The nasofrontal groove becomes distinct and an olfactory bulb (sense of smell) forms in the brain.