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"ornitho" is from "ornis" (bird) 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

"ornitho-" is a type of prefix


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

Examples of how the word is used

ornitho- illustration The Ornithologists' Union is the oldest organization devoted to the scientific study of birds.
ornitho- illustration There were many kinds of ornithischian dinosaurs.