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 History of this Word

"phospho" is from "phoros" (carrying) 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

"phospho-" is a type of prefix


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

Examples of how the word is used

phospho- illustration When phospholipids are suspended in water they can form a variety of structures.
phospho- illustration Therefore, phosphorescence is temperature-dependent.