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Glossary of Latin Roots for Biology in Animal Study

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arbor
tree
arvi
field
carni
meat or flesh
cepha or cephal
head
cervus
deer
chiro
hand
cide
kill (e.g. homicide)
circa
about
copr
dung
dactyl
finger or toe
dia
across
dies (as in circadian)
day, 24 hours
don or dont
tooth
ecto
external
endo
within
epi
on
fugis
to flee
hemi
half
hetero
different
homo
alike (or man as in homo sapiens)
idae
from the family of
lucis
light
mamma
breast
micro
small
morph
shape or form
myos
mouse
noctu
night, moon or owl
omni
all
otos
ear
pseud
false
pteron
wing
rufa
reddish
skia (from sciuridae)
shadow
sylvi
woods
vesper
evening
vora
eat

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