How does the word sound?
History of this Word
"petro" is from "petros" (stone) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.
A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "stone" or "petroleum" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.
Examples of how the word is used
|Emission monitoring systems are widely used within petrochemical plants.|
|Guidance is given on how to estimate mineral proportions and how to use the petrological microscope.|