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a-
No, Lacking , None
ab-
Away from
ac-
To, Toward
-aceous
-aceus
Of, or pertaining to
ad-
To, Toward
adeno-
Gland
agri-
field
al-
having the character of
alb-
white
-algia
pain
alto
high
ameb-
change, alteration
amphibi
leading a double life
ampho-
amb-
both
an-
not, without
ana-
up
andro-
masculine, men
anemo-
wind
angio-
vessel
ante-
before, ahead of time
antero-
Front
Antho-
Flower
anti-
against
anthropo-
Man
ap-
to, toward
aqu-
water
archaeo
primitive, ancient
arthro
jointed
aster-
astr-
stars
-ate
used in forming nouns from verbs
atom
vapor
audi
hear
auto
self
bactr-
stick club
barb-
beard
baro
weight
bath
depth, height
bene
well, good
bi
two
bio
bi-
life ,living
blast
sprout, germ
brachi-
having arms
branchi
having fins
brev
shorten
bronch
windpipe
calor
heat
carb
Carbon, coal
cardi
Heart
Carn
meat
Carp
fruit
carpal
wrist
card ( actually i think its supposed to be caud)
Tail
cell
chamber
-cene
recent, new
centi
hundredth
centr
center
cephal
head
cervic
neck
chem
referring to chemistry
chlor
green
chrome
color
chym
juice
-cide
killing
circum
around
cirro
hairlike curls
co-
together
cocc
seed
coel
hollow
coll
glue
corn
together
con
together
coni
cone
contra
against
corp
body
cosmo
world, other form
cotyl
cup
counter
against
crypt
hidden
-cule
-culus
added to noun to form diminutive
cumul
heaped
cuti
skin
cycle
circle
cyst
bladder, pouch
cyt, cyte
cell, receptable
dactyl
finger
deca
ten
deci
tenth
deliquese
become fluid
demi
half
dentri
tree
dent
tooth
derm
skin
di-
two
dia
through, across
digit
finger, toe
din
terrible
dis
apart
dorm
sleep
dors
back
du, duo
two
duct
lead
dyan
dark blue
dynam
power
dys
ill, bad
ec-
outside
echin-
spiny
eco-
house
ect-
outside,without
-ectomy
removal of
electro
electric
em-
made of
emia
blood
en-
in, into
encephal
brain
end , ent
within, in
enter
intestines
-eous
nature of, like
epi
on, above
-err
wanderrr
erythro
red
ethno
race
eu
well, good
extra
beyond
ex
out of
fer
bear carry produce
ferro
iron
fibr
fiber
rid, fis
split
flect, flex
bend
flor
flower
fluor
fluorine
foli
left
fract
break
galact, galax
milk
gastro
stomach
geo
land, earth
gen, gine
farmer, producer
gene, gnee
origin
gest
carry, produce
glob
round, all
glottis
mouth of windpipe
glyco
sweet
-gon
angle, corner
gony
generation, offspring, coming into being
grade
step division
gram
writing, record
graph, graphy
writing, record
grav
heavy
gross
thick
gymno
naked
gyn
female
gry
ring, circle, spiral
haem, men
blood
hal, hale
breath
halo
sea, salt
-helminth
worm
hermi
half
hepat
liver
herb
grass
hetero
different
hex
six
hibern
winter
hipp
horse
hist
tissue
holo
entire, whole
homo
man
hort
garden
hybrid
mongrel
hydr
water
hygr
moist, wet
hypo
beneath, under, less
hyper
above, beyond, over
hypho
weaving
hypno
sleep
ia, iasis
disease of, condition of
ic
added to noun to form adj.
ichthy
fish
ion
go, come
im
not
in
not
ine
of, pertaining to
infra
below, beneath
inter
within, inside
ism
a state or condition
iso
equal
itis
inflammation
kilo
thousand
lachry
tear
lact
milk
lat
side, flank
-less
without
leuc
white, bright, light
lign
wood
lin
line
lingu
tongue
liqu
become liquid or fluid
lip
fat
lith, lite
stone, petrifying
loc
place
logy
study
lysis, lyte, lyst
dissolve, decompose
macro
large
malle
hammer
mamm
breast
marg
border, edge
mast
breast
med
middle
meg
great, million
mela, melan
black, dark
mes
middle, half intermediate
met, meta
between, along after
meteor
lofty, high, in air
meter, metry
way of measuring , intrument for measuring
micro
small
milli
thousandth
mis
wrong, incorrect
mole
mass
mono
one, single
mont
mountain
mort
death
mov, mot
move
morph
shape, form
multi
many
mycel
threadlike
mycet
fungus
myria
many
mell
soft
nas
nose
nemat
thread
neo
new, recent
nephro
kidney
ner
moist, liquid
neur, nero
nerve, tendon
noct, nox
night

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