Go to 'thermo-' entry Go to 'dino-' entry Go to 'chondro-' entry Go to 'aero-' entry Go to '-logy' entry Go to 'thaumato-' entry Go to 'nano-' entry Go to '-sophy' entry Go to 'bucco-' entry Go to '-ism' entry Go to '-lysis' entry Go to 'galacto-' entry Go to '-anthropy' entry Go to 'pneumo-' entry Go to '-ploitation' entry Go to '-lithic' entry Go to '-sepalous' entry Go to 'onco-' entry Go to '-parous' entry Go to 'dermato-' entry Go to 'multi-' entry Go to 'dodeca-' entry Go to '-zoon' entry Go to 'vermi-' entry Go to 'crystallo-' entry Go to 'biblio-' entry Go to 'eco-' entry Go to 'juxta-' entry Go to 'facio-' entry
Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

metall(o)-

A metal.

[Greek metallon, metal.]

Metallurgy (Greek -ourgia, working) is the branch of science and technology concerned with metals; something metallized has been coated with a thin layer of metal; a metalliferous (Latin -fer, producing) mineral or ore contains or produces metal; a metallophone (Greek phōnē, sound) is a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by striking metal bars of varying pitches. A metalloprotein is a protein that contains metal atoms in its molecule and a metalloenzyme is similarly an enzyme containing metal atoms.

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