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 History of this Word

"zirco" is from "zirkon" (zircon) spoken by people of Germany

Notes

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

More words with this prefix,
zircaloy
zircofluoride
zirconias
zirconyl

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grammar is modifier

"zirco-" is a type of prefix

Definition

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

Examples of how the word is used

zirco- illustration In comparison with other reported zirconolite samples from a variety of geological occurrences, this has higher Ca.
zirco- illustration This form is rarely dominant, but is common enough as a subordinant form on zircon to be nicknamed a zirconoid.