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 History of this Word

"nephro" is from "nephros" (kidney) 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

"nephro-" is a type of prefix


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

Examples of how the word is used

nephro- illustration It is good for the prevention of nephralgia (pain in the kidney).
nephro- illustration The nephrite variety is composed of fibrous crystals inter-twinned in a tough compact mass.