Deutero is defined as second or secondary.
An example of deutero is deuteropathy which is a disease that happens secondary to another.
A prefix meaning “second” or “secondary,” as in deuterostome, an animal whose mouth is the second opening to develop.
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