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"rhino" is from "rhis" (nose) 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

"rhino-" is a type of prefix


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

Examples of how the word is used

rhino- illustration The rhinarium is modest in size and does not extend much past the mouth.
rhino- illustration Allergic rhinitis (also called hay fever) is the most common form of allergy.