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 History of this Word

"xantho" is from "xanthos" (yellow) 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

"xantho-" is a type of prefix


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

Examples of how the word is used

xantho- illustration He noted a xanthochymus and taught us how to eat this wonderful fruit.
xantho- illustration Although some xanthelasmas disappear on their own, others persist and require removal by a physician.