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 History of this Word

"platy" is from "platys" (flat or broad) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this prefix,
platypod
platyptera
platycephaly
platyctenean

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grammar is modifier

"platy-" is a type of prefix

Definition

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

Examples of how the word is used

platy- illustration The two most likely places of where platyrrhines originated from are North America and Africa,
platy- illustration The platypus, with its duck bill and webbed feet, is a unique Australian animal.