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 History of this Word

"sacro" is from "os sacrum" (sacred bone) spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 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

"sacro-" is a type of prefix


A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "sacrum" or "lowest part of spinal column" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

sacro- illustration The injection of the sacrolumbar roots causes the disappearance of the pain.
sacro- illustration Often a patient with sacroiliitis will come to their physician with a sudden onset of fever, pain and decreased range of motion.