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AP Bio - Prefixes, Suffixes, and Stems

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hipp-
horse
hist-
tissue
holo-
entire; whole
homo-
1: man. 2: same; alike
hort-
garden
hybrid
mongrel
hydr-
water
hygr-
wet; moist
hypo-
beneath; under; less
hyper-
above; beyond; over
hypho-
weaving
hypno-
sleep
-ic
added to nouns to form adjectives
icthy-
fish
ign-
fire
im-
not
in-
1: to; toward; into. 2: not
-ine
of or pertaining to
infro-
below; beneath
inter-
between
intra-
within; inside
-ion
go; come
-ism
a state or condition
iso-
equal; same
-itis
inflammation; disease
kilo-
thousand
lachry-
tear
lact-
milk
lat-
side; flank
-less
without
leuc-
white; bright; light
lign-
wood
lin-
line
lingu-
tongue
liqu-
become fluid, liquid
lip-
fat
lith-; -lite
stone; petrifying
loc-
place
-logy
study
-lysis; -lyte; -lyst
dissolve; decompose
macr-
large
mal-
bad; evil
malle-
hammer
mamm-
breast
marg-
border; edge
mast-
breast
med-
middle
meg-
great; million
mela-; melan-
black; dark
mes-
middle; half; intermediate
met-; meta-
between; along; after
meteor-
lofty, high, in air
-meter; -metry
way of measuring, instrument for measuring
metro-
uterus