Words nearby deuter-
WORDS THAT USE DEUTER-
What does deuter- mean?
In terms from chemistry, deuter- specifically refers to deuterium, an isotope of hydrogen that has twice the mass of ordinary hydrogen. Deuterium was based directly on the Greek deúteros.
Deuter- comes from the Greek deúteros, meaning “second.”
Deuter- is a variant of deutero-, which loses its -o– when combined with words or word elements beginning with vowels.
Want to know more? Read our Words That Use deutero- article.
Examples of deuter-
One example of a term that features the combining form deuter- is deuteragonist, “the actor next in importance to the protagonist” in ancient Greek theater.
The deuter- part of the word means “second.” If protagonist has a literal sense of “first actor” (like a main character), then a deuteragonist literally means? That’s right, “second actor.” Today, we know a deuteragonist as a supporting actor.
The word comes from the Greek deuteragōnistḗs, which uses the equivalent form of deuter- in the language.
What are some words that use or are related to the combining form deuter-?
- deuteranopia (using the equivalent form of the word in New Latin)
- deuterium oxide
What are some other forms that deuter- may be commonly confused with?
How to use deuter- in a sentence
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