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 History of this Word

"silico" is from "silex" (flint) 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

"silico-" is a type of prefix


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

Examples of how the word is used

silico- illustration Many of these artifacts are cut in fine greyish siliciferous limestone.
silico- illustration Typical sand found at the beach does not pose a silicosis threat.