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Mr.Watson Latin Root List

This is the Latin/Greek root list for Mr.Watson's 8th grade science class. By Patrick McClure
STUDY
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a-, an-
Without
ab
away
ac-
Sharp
-aceous
belonging to
acid, acri
sour
acro
highest, top
act, ag
do, move
ad
toward
aero
air, fluid
alba, albi
white
algesi
pain
allo, ali, alter
other
alta, alti
height, high
amino
nitrogen compound
amph, ambi
both
andro
human, man
anomal
irregular
anni
year
annu, anu
ring
anthro
human, man
anti-
against
aqua
water
arche
ancient, beginning
arthro
joint
astro, aster
star
-ate
to do
-ation
process
audio
to hear
auto
self
ball, -bola, -bolic
throw, send
baro
pressure
bi, bin
two, double
bio
life
brady
slow
calor
heat
cand
to glow
cardi, cord
heart
caudo
tail
-celer-
fast
cent, centa, centi
100, 1/100 (0.01)
centri
center
ceph, cephal
head
chloro
green
chromo
color
chrono
time
-cide
kill
cine
move
circum
around
-cise
cut
com, con, col, cor, co
with
contra
against
corp
body
cosm, -o
universe, world
cred
believe
cry, -o, mo
ice, cold
crypt
hidden
cule, cula, culus
tiny
cyan
blue
cycl
circle, cycle
cyto, cyte
cell
de
lack of, less
deca, deka
10
deci
1/10 (0.1)
dens
compact
dent, dont
teeth
derm
skin
di
seperate, double
dia
through or complete
dis
seperate, apart
dorsi
back
duc, duct
to lead, carry
duo
two
cata
down
carb
containing carbon
electro
electrical
en
into
erg, ergo
work
erythro
red
extra
beyond, outside
fac, fact
do, make
fem
woman
-fer
carry, bear
ferr, ferro
iron
-fide
faith, trust
fin
end
fissi
split
flect, flex
bend
flu
flowing
fluor
luminous
forc, fort
strong
frac, frag
part
gastr, -i, -o
stomach
gen
origin, birth
geo
earth
glyc, gluc, gluco
sugar, sweet
-gon
corner
-gnos
knowledge
grad
step, go
gram, graph
record, to write
greg
group, herd
gyn
woman
hab
live
halo
salt
hema, hemo, emia
blood
hemi
half
hetero
different
homo, homeo
same
hydr
water
hyper
above
hypo
below
-ic
condition
dyna, dyno
power
ec, eco, ex, exo
surrounding, outside
epi
upon
equi
equal
juxta
near, beside
kilo
1000
kine, kines
to move
lact
milk
lith
stone, rock
lum, lun, luc
light
luna
moon
-lysis
split
macro
large
magn
great
mal, mali
bad
mani, manu
by hand
mar
sea
mega
large
mem
remember
meso, meti, mesi
middle, in between
meta
change
meter
to measure
micro
small
migra
move
milli
1/1000
mini
small
miss, -miss, mit
send
mon
remind, monitor
mono
single
morph
shape, form
mort
death
moto
to move
multi
many
myo
muscle
neuro
nerve
non-
not
noct, nox
night
oct
eight
-oid
like, form
-ology
study of
infra
below, beneath
inter
between
intra
inside
-ion
process
iso
same
-itis
inflammation
jac,ject
to throw
oxy
containing oxygen
pachy
thick
pan
all
para
alongside, at side of
path
suffering, feeling
ped
feet
pel, pell
push
pend
hang
peri
around
petro
rock
phase
stage
phil
attraction for, love
phob
fear
phone
transmitting sound
photo
light
phyll
leaf
physi
nature, function
phyte
plant
plana
wanderer
plasm
forming substance
pneumo
lung, air, gas
pod
foot
poly
many
port
carry
post
after
pre
before
prima
first
pro
before, forward
proto
first
pseudo
fake
psych
of the mind
pyro
fire, heat
quad
four
omni
all
-onym
name
optic
eye, vision, light
ortho
straight
-ose
full of
osteo
bone
silica
glass
solid
firm
sonic
sound
solv, solu
loosen
spec
look
stat, stasis, stato
control, stationary
sub
below
super
above
sym, syn
together
tachy
fast
tacht, tag
touch
tax
arrange, order
tele
distant, far
tempo
time
terra
earth, ground
tetra
four
therm
heat
tom
cut
topo
position, place
tox
poison
tract
pull
trans
across, over
tri
three
trop
to turn
ultra
beyond
uni
one
-uous
tending to
vac
empty
vect, veh
to carry
vent
to come
verse, vert
turn
vora
eater
xantho
yellow
-osis
condition, disease
quasi
resembling
re
again
retro
behind
rhin
nose
rupt
break
-scend
to climb
sci
know
scope
to view
secu, sequ
follow
semi
half
xeno
strange, alien
xer, xero
dry
zoa, zoo
animal