Scientific Root Words, Prefixes,And Suffixes Exam Review Term 1 2010

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ambi-example, ambiguous

both

-saur example, dinosaur

lizard

audi-example, audio

hear

bi-example biography

two, twice

auto-example,automobile

self

Di- or dip-,example diploid cells

two, double

bacter- or bactr-,example bacteria

bacterium, stick, club

alb-,example albino

white

ante-,example antivirus

before; ahead of time

-logist,example biologist

one who studies

Chrom or Chrome,example chromosome

color

Chron-example chronic

time

Agri-example agriculture

field, soil

Dent-example dentist

tooth

Hort-example horticulture

garden

Ferro-example ferro matals

Iron

Gastro-example gastropod

Stomach

Hydr-example hydrosphere

Water

Crypt-example cryptic

Hidden

Deca-example decagon

Ten

Chlor- example chlorophyl

Green

Coni-example conifer

Cone

Dendr-example dendrite

Tree

Dors-example dorsal

Back

Herb- example herbivore

Grass; plants

Atmo-example atmosphere

Vapor

Grav-example gravity

Heavy

Halo example halite

Salt

Ign-example igneous rock

Fire

Milli- example millimeter

Thousand

Acu-example acoustics

Hear

Anti- example antibiotic

Against, opposite

Chity-itchyosis

Fish

Caud-example caudal

Tail

Cell-example cellulitis

Chamber, small room

-Ic,example seismic

Like, related to

Ab-,example abnormal

Away from,out from

Capill-,example capillaries

Hair

Noct-,nov- example ,nocturnal

Night

Phren-, example phrenology

Mind,

Branchi- example branchiopod

Fin

Port-example portable

Carry

Tele-example telescope

Far off; distant

Terr-example terra ferma

Earth, land

Stell example stellar

Stars

Turb-example turbulence

Whirl

Toxico-example toxicology

Poison

Hem- example hemoglobin

Blood

Demi-example demigod

Half

Sub-example submarine

Under, below

Co-,example codominance

With, together

Chem-,example chemistry

Dealing with chemicals

Phil-,example philosophy

Loving, fond of

Iso-,example isostacy

Equal, same

-Sis,example paralysis

Condition; state

Gluc-,glyc- example glucose

Sweet, sweet

Card-,example cardiac arrest

Heart

Cuti-,example cuticle

Skin

Pneumo-example pheumonia

Air, lung

Mut-,example Mutation

Change

Platy-,example platypus

Flat

Trop-,example tropical

Turning,change

Pre-example prefix

Before, ahead of time

Rhin-,example rhinorrhea

Nose

Sterreo-,example stereotype

Solid, 3-dimensional

Omni-,example omnivore

All

-Pod,example podiatrist

Foot

Tax-,example taxonomy

Arrange, put in order

-Vore,example carnivore

Eat

Contra-,example contrast

Against

-Ation,example habitation

The act of

Bene-,example benefit

Well, good

Post-,example postgraduate

After, behind

Ana-,example analogy

Up, back, again

Anter-,example anterior

Front

Carp -,example carple

Fruit

Fract-example fracture

Break

Neur-,example neuron

Nerve

Peri-,example pericranium

Around

Pro-, example professional

Forward, in favor of,before

Calor,example calorie

Heat

Flor,example flower

Flower

Quadr-, example quadrilateral

Four

Pseudo-,example pseudoscience

False; deceptive

Photo-,example photosynthesis

Light

Carpal-,example carpal tunnel

Wrist

Gyr-,example gyration

Ring, circle, spiral

Neo-,example neonatal

New, recent

Node-,example lymp nodes

Knot

Pyr-,example pyrotechnics

Heat, fire

Ac-,example academic

To; toward

Amyl-,example amyloid

Starch

Deci-,example decimeter

Tenth

Mis-,example mistake

Wrong, incorrect

Re-,example reboot

Back, again

Anthrop-,example anthropology

Man,human

Auto-,example automobile

Self

eco-,example ecologist

House

-flect or flex,example reflex

Bend

Gloss-,example glossary

Tongue

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