Deutero meaning

dutərō, dyutərō
Deutero is defined as second or secondary.

An example of deutero is deuteropathy which is a disease that happens secondary to another.

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Second, secondary.

Deuterogamy.

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A prefix meaning “second” or “secondary,” as in deuterostome, an animal whose mouth is the second opening to develop.
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(chemistry) Used to describe material containing deuterium (instead of hydrogen)
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Second; secondary.

Deuterocanonical.

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Used to form terms meaning second or secondary.
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Origin of deutero

  • < Gr deuteros, second, orig., farther from, a compar. form < base of deuein, dial. var of dein, to lack, be far from < IE base *deu-, to move away, distance > Sans dūráh, remote, L durare, to last

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • Greek deuteros second, secondary deu-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition