Scientific Root Words, Prefixes, and Suffixes (A-B)

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a-; an-

not; without; lacking; deficient

ab-

away from ; out from

ac-

toward; to

-aceous

of or pertaining to

acou-; acous-

hear

ad-

to; toward

aden-

gland

agri-

field; soil

-al

having the character of

alb-

white

alg-; -algia

pain

alto-

high

ambi-

both

ameb-

change; alternation

amni-

fetal membrane

amphi-; ampho-

both

amyl-

starch

ana-

up; back; again

andro-

man; masculine

anemo-

wind

ang-

choke; feel pain

angi-

blood vessel; duct

ante-

before; ahead of time

anter-

front

antho-

flower

anti-

against; opposite

anthropo-

man; human

-ap; -aph

touch

apo-; ap-

away from

aqu-

water

archaeo

primitive; ancient

-ary; -arium

place for something

arteri-

artery

arthr-

joint; articulation

-ase

forms names of enzymes

aster-; astr-

star

-ate

verb form - the act of...

ather-

fatty deposit

-ation

noun form - the act of...

almo-

vapor

audi-

hear

bacter-; bactr-

bacterium; stick; club

barb-

beard

baro-

weight

bath-

depth; height

bene-

well; good

bi- (Latin)

two, twice

bi-, bio- (Greek)

life; living

-blast-

sprout; germ; bud

brachi-

arm

brachy-

short

brady-

slow

branchi-

fin

brev-

short

bronch-

windpipe

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