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Biology Prefixes, Roots, and Suffixes

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not
prefix: a-
toward
prefix: ad-
against
prefix: anti-
joint, jointed
prefix: arth-
self
prefix: auto-
two
prefix: bi-
related to life
prefix: bio-
head
prefix: cephalo-
green
prefix: chloro-
color
prefix: chromo-
together
prefix: co-,com-
cell
prefix: cyto-
away from
prefix: de-
double
prefix: di-
habitat
prefix: eco-
outer
prefix: ecto-
inner
prefix: endo-
above
prefix: epi-
outer, external
prefix: exo-
stomach
prefix: gastro-
blood
prefix: hemo-
pertaining to plants
prefix: herb-
different
prefix: hetero-
same
prefix: homeo-
water
prefix: hydro-
over, above
prefix: hyper-
between
prefix: inter-
within
prefix: intra-
alike, same
prefix: iso-
large
prefix: macro-
small
prefix: micro-
one
prefix: mono-
consisting of many units
prefix: multi-
not
prefix: non-
bone
prefix: osteo-
around
prefix: peri-
pertaining to light
prefix: photo-
many
prefix: poly-
first
prefix: proto-
under
prefix: sub-
over, across
prefix: syn-
one
prefix: uni
cell
root: cyte, cyto
skin
root: derm
written
root: gram
change
root: morph
name
root: nom
plant
root: phyto
foot
root: pod
writing
root: script
body
root: some
making
root: synth
turning
root: trop
forming substance
root: plasm
capable of
suffix: -able
pouch
suffix: -cyst
producing
suffix: -gen
inflammation
suffix: -itis
study
suffix: -logy
measurement
suffix: -meter
condition, disease
suffix: -osis
stage
suffix: -phase
eater
suffix: -phage
stationary condition
suffix: -statis