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 History of this Word

"odonto" is from "odont" (tooth) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this prefix,
odontalgia
odontiasis
odontoblast
odontoid

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grammar is modifier

"odonto-" is a type of prefix

Definition

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

Examples of how the word is used

odonto- illustration Odontology has been utilized for the purpose of identification of unknown deceased persons as far back as 1897.
odonto- illustration He published in 1838 his classic paper in which he describes the invention of the odontograph and also how to design gears.