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 History of this Word

"necro" is from "nekros" (corpse) 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,
necromancy
necrology
necrophilia

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grammar is modifier

"necro-" is a type of prefix

Definition

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

Examples of how the word is used

necro- illustration Avascular necrosis is a disease that results from the loss of blood supply to the bone.
necro- illustration You are not the only one to suffer from necrophobia.