AP BIO Prefixes/Suffixes

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a-, an-

no; lacking; none

ab-

away from; out from

ac-

to; toward

-aceus; -aceous

of or pertaining to

acou-

hearing

acr-; acro-

extreme; peak

ad-

to; toward

adeno-

gland

agri-

field; soil

-al

having character of

alb-

white

-algia

pain

alto-

high

ambi-

both

ameb-

change; alteration

amphibi-

leading a double life

ampho-; amb-

both

an-

not; without

andro-

masculine; man

anemo-

wind

angio-

vessel

ante-

before; ahead of time

antero-

front

antho-

flower

anti-

against

anthropo-

man

ap-

to; toward

aqu-

water

archaeo-

primitive; ancient

arthro-

joint

aster-; astr-

stars

-ate

used in forming verbs from nouns

-ation

used in forming nouns with verbs

atom-

vapor

audi-

hear

auto-

self

bactr-

stick; club

barb-

beard

baro-

weight

bath-

depth; height

bene-

well; good

bi-

two; twice; double

bio-; bi-

life; living

-blast

sprout; germ

brachi-

having arms

branchi-

having fins

brev-

short

bronch-

windpipe

calor-

heat

carb-

coal; carbon

cardi-

heart

carn-

meat

carp-

fruit

carpal-

wrist

caud-

tail

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