Biological Sciences Root Word Prefixes and Suffixes

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the study of

-ology

inflammation

-itis

joint

arthr

earth, land

ge

earth, land

terr

light

phot

together

syn

together

sym

water

hydr

plant

herb

plant

botan

plant

phyt

before

pre

before

pro

before

ante

after

post

at a distance, the end

tel

next, later, change

meta

become, produce, originate

gen

molded, formed

plasm

molded, formed

plast

green

chlor

color

chrom

many

multi

first

prot

first

prim

no, not

a(an)

no, not

non

breathe

spir

eat, devour

vor

flesh, meat

carn

leaf

phyll

feed

troph

cut, kill

cis (cid)

man, same

hom

other, different

heter

man

anthrop

house, home

eco

whip

flagell

egg

ov (o)

below, under

sub

below, under

hypo

below, under

infer (infra)

above, over

hyper

above, over

super (supra)

above, over, on

epi

heat

therm

wander, drift

plankt

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