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 History of this Word

"pancreato" is from "pagkreas" (pancreas) 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

"pancreato-" is a type of prefix


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

Examples of how the word is used

pancreato- illustration Those who undergo pancreatotomy must take insulin and digestive enzymes to compensate for the organ's removal.
pancreato- illustration The enzymes in pancreatin may come from pork or beef.