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 History of this Word

"neuro" is from "sinew" (string) 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

"neuro-" is a type of prefix


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

Examples of how the word is used

neuro- illustration The main symptoms of neuritis are a tingling and burning sensation, and stabbing pains in the affected nerves.
neuro- illustration This neurobiologist does not state in exacting physiological terms how the body contributes to the brain's emotionality.