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 History of this Word

"allo" is from "allos" (other) 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.

More words with this prefix,
allosteric
allomorph

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"allo-" is a type of prefix

Definition

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

Examples of how the word is used

allo- illustration I had been practicing alleopathic medicine.
allo- illustration At very high pressures carbon forms an allotrope called diamond.