Common Roots of Zoological terms

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A,an

not, without

ab

off, from, away

acanth

thorn

ad

to, toward

allo

different, other

aqua

water

arche

ancient, first

astr, aster

star

axo, axi

axis

bi

two, double

blast

sprout

branch

gill

card

heart

centr

center

cephal

head

chaet

bristle, hair

chondr

cartilage

chord

string

chori

membrane

chrom

color

clad

branch

coel

hollow

cyst

bladder

dactyl

finger or toe

de

from, down, out

dendr

tree

di

two, double, separate

dia

across, through

diplo

two, double

dist

distant

echin

spiny

ect

outside

en, end, ent

inside

enter

intestine, gut

entomo

insect

epi

upon, over, beside

erythr

red

ex

out, from

gam

marriage

gast

stomach, belly

gen

produce

gene

origin, birth

gon

seed, generation, offspring

gyn

female

helmin

worm

hetero

other, different

hemeo, homo

same, alike

hyal

glass

hydr

water

hyper

over, exessive

hypo

under

ichthy

fish

inter

between

intr

inside

leuc, leuk

white

loph

crest, tuft

lys, lyt

loose

macro

large

melan

black

meso

middle

meta

after

micro

small

mono

one, single

morph

form

myo

muscle

naut

ship, sail

nem

thread

ophi

snake

opisth

behind

para

beside

peri

around

phor

carry

phot

light

placo

plate, flat

plasm

something moldable

platy

flat, wide

pleur

side

poly

many, much

pro

before, in front of

proto

first, original

pseudo

false

pter

wing, feather, fin

radi

radius, ray

ret, recticul

network

rhynch

snout

sarc

flesh

schiz, schis

split

sclera

hard

sperm

seed, semen

stat

standing, position

steno

narrow

stom

mouth

sym, syn

with, together

tars

ankle

tetra

four

thec

case, box, chest, cup

trans

across

trich

hair

trop

turn, change

troph

nourish, food

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