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 History of this Word

"pleuro" is from "pleura" (rib or side) 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.

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grammar is modifier

"pleuro-" is a type of prefix

Definition

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

Examples of how the word is used

pleuro- illustration This fluid buildup usually has a lubricating effect, relieving the pain associated with pleurisy.
pleuro- illustration On a lawn the obvious mosses will be creeping pleurocarps.