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"tetra" is from "tetra" (four) 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

"tetra-" is a type of prefix


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

Examples of how the word is used

tetra- illustration I have created this plan for a tetrahedral kite.
tetra- illustration The limbs of tetrapods all have the same pattern of bones.