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latin root words for biology

Terms

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ology
study of
photo
light
cyto
cell
bio
life
chrono
time
a(n)
without
mono
one
di
two
ab-
away from: out from
anti-
against
calor-
heat
anthro-
human-like
arterio
having to do with arteries
cell-
room; chamber
-ate
used in forming verbs from nouns
poly
many
audio-
hear
auto-
self
bi-
two: twice, double
chlor-
green
bio-
life; living; life process
erectus
upright
cardi-
heart
carb-
carbon
carn-
meat
chryso-
golden
alb-
white
caudal-
tail
amphi-
of both kinds, has two uses
antho-
flower-like
cephal-
head
arthro-
jointed, has joints
-cretion
process of separating
-chiro
hand
cyan-
blue
-ation
process:used in forming nouns from verbs
chromo-
color
-coccus
berry-shaped, round
-cyt, cyte
cell
bronch-
windpipe
coel-
hollow
deca-
ten
deci
tenth
cyclo-
circular
dent-, dont-
teeth
-derma-
skin
di-
two; double
dia-
through, across
dissect
cut
dors-
back
echin-
spiny, prickly
ect-
outside
en-
in
electro-
having to do with electricity
encephal-
brain
endo-
inside
epi-
on; above, surface
erythro-
red
exo-
outside
-formi
in the form of
-fuge
drive away or out
gastro-
stomach
gene-
origin; birth
-gestion
to carry
glottis
mouth or windpipe
-graph
draw; write
gymno-
naked
hemi-
partial; half
hepat-
liver
hetero-
different
hexa-
six
hiber-
winter
homo-
same
hydro-
water
hymen-
membrane
hyper-
above; excess
hypo-
below; less than, beneath
inter-
between; among
intra-
inside, within
-ism
a state or condition
-itis
swelling or inflamation
kilo-
one thousand
lepid-
scale
leuco-
white
-logy
study of
-lysis
break up, destruction
macro-
large, enlarge
magni-
great
mallo-
to grind or chew
maniple
handful
mega-
one million
meter
a measure
micro-
small; one millionth
mono-
single; one
multi-
many
non-
not
octo-
eight
oculo-
having to do with the eyes, vision
odont-
tooth
olf-
smell
-ology
study of
omni-
all
ophthal-
eye
opti-
eyes; vision
ortho
straight, regular
-osis
condition; state
osteo-
bony
ov-
egg
pachy-
five
period
regularly occuring event
-phage
eat or consume
-phoresis
carrying, transmission
photo-
light
-phyll
leaf
-phyte
plant
-plasm
fluid substance
-plast
living material
platy-
broad; flat
pneumo-
lungs
-pod
of or relating to feet
-pre
before; ahead of time
pro-
before; in front of
proto-
first
pseud-
fake; false
pteron
wing; feather
quadri-
four
rhodo-
red
rhyn-
nose
sarco-
fleshy; consisting of muscle tissue
sclero-
hard
-scope
look; observe
semi-
partly; partially
-some
body
sperm-
seed
stereo-
solid; firm, three dimentional
synthesis
putting together, form a unit
therm-
heat
thysan-
tassel
trans-
across
tri-
three
trich-
hair, filament
trop-
turning
-troph
food
ultra-
beyond, excessive
uni-
one
-ura
tail
ventr-
belly
zoo
relating to animals
geo
related to the earth
kinesis
to separate

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