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Useful Biology Word Roots

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cyto
cell , [cytology, cytokinesis,cytoplasm]
sym
together [sympathethic, sympatric]
foro, phoro
having,bearing , ferrying, [porifera ]
aqu
water aquatic, aqueous
phyta, fito
plant, chlorophyta,bryophyta
pro
before or with
meta
next, later, change,metastatis
gen
become, produce, originate, form
plasm
mold, formed,matrix, [e.g. cytoplasm,protoplasm]
chloro
green, [chorophyll]
chrom
color. [panchromatic, chromosome]
de
without , un.. [ desperate, destarch, dehydrate,deemphasise]
uni, mono
one
bi,di
two
poly,multi
many polypod
proto
first, [prototype, protozoan]
a (an)
no, not, [asexual, apathethic,acellular]
soma
body, [liposome,chromosome]
pan
all
phyll
leaf / tree
troph
feed
auto
self
ov(o)
egg
sub
below, under
hypo
below, under
hyper
above, [ over]
super (supra) opposite infra
above, over opposite infra
epi
above, over, on
mega
large
macr
large
oid
like
mes (med)
middle
e (ex), ecto
out
endo
inside
eu
good, [true]
karyo
nut, [nucleus]
ase ( suffix)
enzyme of [lactase, dehydrogenase]
morph
form [morphology]
andro
man
anthro
human