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Curtis Biology Master Root List

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acro-
extremity
aden-
gland
alveol-
small cavity
angi-
vessel
arthr-
joint
asthen-
weakness
bar-
pressure
bili-
bile
brachi-
arm
brady-
slow
bronch-
air passage
capn-
smoke
carcin-
cancer
card-
heart
cephal-
head, brain
cerv-
neck
chem-
chemical
chol-
bile
chondr-
cartilage
corp-
body
cort-
covering
crani-
skull
crypt-
hidden
cusp-
pointed
cut (an)-
skin
cyan-
blue
cyst-
bladder; sac
cyt-
cell
dactyl-
fingers; toes (digits)
dendr-
tree; branch
dent-
tooth
derm-
skin
diastol-
relax; stand apart
dips-
thirst
ejacul-
to throw out
electr-
electrical
enter-
intestine
eryth(r)-
red
esthe-
sensation
febr-
fever
gastr-
stomach
gingiv-
gums
glom-
little ball
glosso-
tongue
gluco-
glucose; sugar
glutin-
glue
glyco-
sugar; glucose
hepat-
liver
hist-
tissue
hydro-
water
hyster-
uterus
latr-
treatment
kal-
potassium
karyo-
nucleus
kerat-
horn
lact-
milk; milk production
lapar-
abdomen
leuk-
white
lig-
to tie; bind
lip-
lipid (fat)
lys-
break apart
mal-
bad
melan-
black
men-, mens-, (menstru-)
monthly
muta-
change
myo-
muscle
myc-
fungus
myel-
marrow
nat-
birth
natri-
sodium
nephr-
nephron; kidney
neuro-
nerve
noct-, nyct-
night
noto-
back
oculo-
eye
odont-
tooth
onco-
mass
ophthalm-
eye
orchi-
testis
osteo-
bone
oto-
ear
ov-, oo-, ovi-
egg
oxy-
oxygen
path-
disease
ped-
children
phag-
eat
pharm-
drug
phleb-
vein
photo-
light
physio-
nature (function) of
plex; plexus-
network
pneumo-
air; breath
pod-
foot
poie-
make; produce
presby-
old
proct-
rectum
pseud-
false
psych-
mind
pyel-
pelvis
ren-
kidney
rhino-
nose
rigor-
stiffness
sarco-
flesh; muscle
scler-
hard
semen-, semin-
seed; sperm
sept-
contamination
sin-
cavity; recess
son-
sound
spiro-, spire
breathe
stat-, stas-
arrest
syn-
together
systol-
contract
tachy-
fast
therm-
heat
thromb-
clot
tox-
poison
troph-
grow; nourish
tympan-
drum
varic-
enlarged vessel
vas-
vessel; duct
a-, an-
not or without
ab-
off, from, away
absciss-
cutoff
ac-
toward
acumin-
point, pointed
adipo-
fat
aero-, aeri-
the air, atmosphere
agri-
field
alb-, albi-
white
-alis, -ale
pertaining to
allo-
different
ambulat-
walk
-amylus
starch
ana-
up, throughout, again
andro-
a man
aniso-
unequal
antero-
front
antho-
flower
anti-
opposite, against
aperi-
open
apo-
away
arbor-
tree
archaeo-
ancient
-atilis, -atile
found in
atr-, atri-
black
auto-
self
bi-
two, twice, double
bio-, -biot
life
blasto-
seed
brachy-
short
bryo-
moss
cardia-
the heart
cata-
down, downward
cathar, -o
clean, pure
caud-
tail
centro-
center, a point
cephalo-
head
chemi-
chemistry
chloro-
green
chroma-
colored
ology
the study of
itis
inflammation
arthr
joint
derm
skin
bio
life
zo
animal
ped
foot
pod
foot
cyt
cell
ge
earth, land
terr
earth, land
phot
light
syn
together
sym
together
hydr
water
aqu
water
herb
plant
botan
plant
phyt
plant
pre
before
pro
before
ante
before
post
after
tel
at a distance, the end
meta
next, later, change
gen
become, produce, originate
plasm
molded, formed
plast
molded, formed
chlor
green
chrom
color
uni
one
mono
one
bi
two
di
two
poly
many
multi
many
olig
few
prot
first
a, an
no, not
non
no, not
prim
first
scop
look
spir
breath
som
body
corp
body
vor
eat, devour
carn
flesh, meat
omni
all
pan
all
phyll
leaf
fol
leaf
troph
feed
sui
self
auto
self
cis (cid)
cut, kill
hom
man
heter
other, different
anthrop
man
andr
man
gyn
woman
eco
house, home
cil
hair
flagell
whip
lip
fat
ov, o
egg
sal
salt
hal
salt
sub
below, under
hypo
below, under
hyper
above, over
super, supra
above, over
epi
above, over, on
therm
heat
plankt
wander, drift
benth
bottom, depth
nekt, nect
swimmer
lun
moon
heli
sun
sol
sun
mega
large
macr
large
mini
small
micr
small
astr
star
noct
night
later
side
dors
back
stell
star
ventr
belly
pseudo
false
flor
flower
anth
flower
xyl
wood
phloe
bark
radic
root
rhiz
root
oid
like
arch
old
paleo
old
mes, mid
middle
neo
new
cen
recent
e, ex
out
cnid
sting
endo
inside
ecto
outside
inter
inside, between, among
intra
within
bene
good
eu
good, true
mal
bad
trop
turn
vasc
vessel
angi
vessel
cten
comb
oste
bone
por
opening, pore
osis
disease, condition
av
bird
ornith
bird
helminth
worm
tod
worm
pisc
fish
ichthy
fish
chondr
cartilage
nem
thread
cyst
bladder, sac
platy
flat
echin
spiny
coel
hollow
gastr
stomach
enter
gut, intestine
col
large intestine
hepat
liver
pulmon
lung
pneum
lung, air
alb
white
leuc
white
rhod
red
erythr
red
melan
black
chrys
gold
xanth
yellow
cyan
bluish green
pinn
feather
or
mouth
stom
mouth
sept
wall
mur
wall
cephal
head
cerv
neck
encephal
brain
caud
tail
thorac
chest
lumb
loin
ad
toward
ab
away from
trans
across
peri
around
anti
against
gram (graph)
write, record
trach
tube
pter
wing
radi
ray, spoke
hem(em)
blood
card
heart
thromb
clot
neur
nerve
kary
nut, nucleus
gymn
naked
nud
naked
sperm
seed
dec(dek)
ten
cent
hundred
hect
hundred
mill
thousand
kilo
thousand
tri
three
quadr
four
tetr
four
quint
five
pent
five
sex
six
hex
six
sept
seven
hept
seven
oct
eight
nov
nine
non
nine
hemi
half
semi
half
dent
tooth
odon
tooth
gnath
jaw
moll
soft
annel
ringed
mamm
breast
mast
breast
ren
kidney
nephr
kidney
hyster
uterus
metr
uterus
ling
tongue
gloss (glott)
tongue
tom
cut
otomy
cut
ectomy
cut out
orth
straight
nom
name
nym
name
vit
life
viv
life
mort
death
than
death
branch
gill
dactyl
finger, toe
carcin
cancer, crab
ot
ear
ophthalm
eye
vis
see
vid
see
audit
hear
phon
sound
son
sound
co (con) (com)
with
morph
form
psych
mind
path
disease
cet
whale
myst
mustache
siren
mermaid
natal
birth
cer
horn
corn
horn
entom
insect
man
hand
chir
hand
phob
fear
phil
love
counter(contra)
against
cole
shield
iso
equal
hymen
membrane
lipid
scale
squam
scale
test
shell
chel
claw
ur
tail
pyr
fire
set
bristle
chaet
bristle
rept
crawl
amph
both
meter(metr)
measure
sarc
flesh