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Biology prefixes Part 1

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A-
Without, negative, not
Ab-
Away from
Ad-
toward, near
Aer-
Aerobic (w/ oxygen)
Ambi-
On both sides
Amphi-
double, both
Amyl-
starch
ana-
upward, back, again
Andr-
Man
Angio-
Vessel
Ante-
Before
Anthro-
Flower
Anti-
Against
Arth-
Joint
Asco-
Sac, bag
Auto-
Self
Bi-
Two
Bio-
Life
Blast-
Bud or germ
Brachia-
upper arm, forelimb
Brady-
slow
Bronchi-
windpipe
Bryo-
moss
Calor-
heat
Cardi-
heart
Carp-
fruit
Cata-
down, lower, under
Caud-
tail
Cephal-
head
Chlor-
green
Chole-
bile
Chondr-
Cartilage
Chrom-
color or pigment
Circum-
around
Cole-
hollow
Con-
with, together
Contra-
against
Cost-
ribq
Counter-
against
Crani-
skull
Crypt-
hidden
Cut-
skin
Cyst-
Sac or vesicle, bladder
Cyto-
cell
Dactyl-
finger, toe, digit
Derm-
skin
di-
two
dia-
across, through
diplo-
double
dys-
abnormal
Ecto-
outer, external
En-
In
Encephal-
Brain
End-, endo-
internal or within
Epi-
above, on, upon, at, outer
Erythro-
red
Eu-
Good, well, true
Ex-, exo-
Out of, outer
Extra-
outside, beyond
Fil-
thread
Flagell-
whip
Flav-
yellow
Gam-
united, jointed, sexual
Gastr-
stomach, belly
Gemm-
bud
Gen-
Produce, to give birth
Geo-
earth
Glyco-
sugar, sweet
Gnath-
jaw
Gono-
seed, sexual
Gymno-
naked
Gyn-
women
Haplo-
single
Hem-
blood
Heme-
red, iron-containing pigment in RBC
Hemi-
half, partial
Hepat-
liver
Hetero-
other, different
Hist-
tissue
Holo-
whole
Homo-
same or like
Hydro-
water
Hyper-
above, excessive
Hypo-
under, beneath, lacking
Im-
not
Infra-
below, beneath, inferior
Inter-
between
Intra-
within, inside
Iso-
equal, same
Karyo-
nucleus, nut
Kerat-
horn, cornea
Lact-
milk
Leuk-
white
Lipo-
fat or lipid
Lith-
Stone, joint, or limb
Lute-
yellow
Macro-
large
Mal-
bad, abnormal
Mamma-
breast
Meg-
great, large
Melan-
black
Mening-
membrane
Ment-
mind
Mer-
part, partial
Mesa-, meso-
middle
Meta-
after, behind
Micro-
small
Milli-
thousand
Mono-
single or one
Morph-
form, shape, or structure
Multi-
many
Myc-
fungi
Myo-
muscle
Necro-
death, corpse
Nemat-
thread, thread-like
Neo-
new
Neph- or nephro-
kidney
Neuro-
nerve
Ocul-
eye
Odont-
tooth
Olig-
few, little
oo-
Egg, ovum
Ophthalm-
eye, eyeball
Orb-
circle, sphere
Ortho-
Normal, straight
Oste-, osteo-
bone
Ov-
egg
Para-
Alongside, around, near, beside
Path-
disease
Ped-
child, children, foot
Pell-
skin
Per-
pus
Peri-
around
Phago-, phag-
eating
Phil-
love
Phob-
fear
Phren-
mind
Phyto-
plant
Platy-
flat
Pleur-
rib, side, lateral
Pneum-
lung
pneumo-
air, breathing
Pod-
foot, foot-like
Polio-
gray
Poly-
many
Post-
after
Pre-
Before, prior
Pro-
Before, primary
Pseudo-
false
Psych-
soul, mind