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 History of this Word

"sphero" is from "sphaira" (globe) 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

"sphero-" is a type of prefix


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

Examples of how the word is used

sphero- illustration You've noticed how gas bottles are made with spherically curved ends to withstand the pressure.
sphero- illustration The spherometer at the right is in the Collection of Classical Physics Apparatus, and was purchased probably about 1875.