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 History of this Word

"thio" is from "theion" (sulfur) 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

"thio-" is a type of prefix


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

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thio- illustration Thiobacteria formed a corrosive medium, which caused metal destruction.
thio- illustration Thiamin, also called vitamin B1, is used in many different body functions.