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 History of this Word

"spectro" is from "spectrum" (an image) 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

"spectro-" is a type of prefix


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

Examples of how the word is used

spectro- illustration Researchers have measured the spectral reflectance of hundreds of materials.
spectro- illustration The chemical analysis of every melt is assured on one of two spectrometers.