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 History of this Word

"thyro" is from "thura" (door) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

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grammar is modifier

"thyro-" is a type of prefix

Definition

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

Examples of how the word is used

thyro- illustration Although each different type of thyroiditis may cause different symptoms, many times they can be quite similar.
thyro- illustration Our study leads us to confirm that thyrotropic tumors are rare.