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 History of this Word

"noso" is from "nosos" (disease) 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

"noso-" is a type of prefix


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

Examples of how the word is used

noso- illustration When in the state of nosophobia, we tend to lose our perspective and our sense of priorities.
noso- illustration Nosocomial infections are those that originate in a hospital.