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acanth-

thorn; prickle

al-, pter-, pteryg-

wing

amygdal-*

almond

annul-

ring

anth-, flor-

flower; blossom

api-, meliss-

bee
[no CV follows api-]

arachn-*

spider; spider-like; spider web; web-like

arbor-

tree

av-

bird
[CV is "i"]

bacc-, cocc-

berry

blast-*

bud; germ; embryonic cell

carp-*

fruit; seed

clad-, ram-

branch

cortic-*

bark; outer layer

cyn-, can-

dog

flagell-

whip; ship-like appendage

flocc-, floccul-

tuft of hair

foli-

leaf

formic-

ant
[This root will use suffix -iasis, NOT -osis]

frond-

leaf; leafy branch; frond

helminth-, verm-, vermin-

worm
[helminth- will use suffix -iasis, NOT -osis]

herp-, herpet-

reptile; snake; spreading blister

ichthy-, pisc-

fish
[ichthy- can also mean "scaly," as an adjective root]

lign-, hyl-, xyl-

wood

onych-, onyx-, ungu-, ungul-

nail; hoof; claw

phyt-

plant; growth

set-

bristle; seta [pl. setae]

spin-*

thorn; spine

spor-

spore

trich-

hair

zo-

animal; living organism

anthrac-*

coal

argent-*

silver

carbon-

carbon

chrys-, aur-

gold

cupr-

copper

petr-

rock

plumb-

lead

sider-, ferr-

iron

thi-

sulphur

chem-

chemical

corpor-

body; corpus

cry-

extreme cold; extremely cold [adj. root]

electr-

electricity; electrical [adj. root]

erg-, ergasi-

work

hum-

soil; earth

loc-, top-

place; location

meteor-

weather; atmosphere

nos-, morb-

disease

nyct-, nyctal-, noct-

night; during the night

phot-, luc-, lumen-

light

phyl-

group; tribe; race

psychr-

cold
[always followed by a CV, even if attachment to termination which begins with vowel of h]

pyr-

heat; fire

pyret-

fever

sol-, heli-

sun

ge-, terr-

the earth; land

therm-

heat; temperature

trop-

a turning; change

-ergasia, -ergia, -urgy

work
(termination)

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