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"sarco" is from "sarx" (flesh) 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

"sarco-" is a type of prefix


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

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sarco- illustration For those of you who wish to continue this course in SARCOLOGY, the study of the soft or fleshy parts of the body, drop me a note.
sarco- illustration Because these cysts resemble rice grains, sarcocystis is commonly called "Rice Breast Disease."