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"phyco" is from "phukos" (seaweed) 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

"phyco-" is a type of prefix


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

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phyco- illustration Phycoerythrin is one of the most commonly-used fluorescent dyes for this analysis.
phyco- illustration Phycomycosis is an uncommon condition of the skin most commonly found in dogs.