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Scientific Root Words, Prefixes, and Suffixes (A-B)

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a-; an-
not; without; lacking; deficient
ab-
away from ; out from
ac-
toward; to
-aceous
of or pertaining to
acou-; acous-
hear
ad-
to; toward
aden-
gland
adip-
fat
aero-
air
agri-
field; soil
-al
having the character of
alb-
white
alg-; -algia
pain
alto-
high
ambi-
both
ameb-
change; alternation
amni-
fetal membrane
amphi-; ampho-
both
amyl-
starch
ana-
up; back; again
andro-
man; masculine
anemo-
wind
ang-
choke; feel pain
angi-
blood vessel; duct
ante-
before; ahead of time
anter-
front
antho-
flower
anti-
against; opposite
anthropo-
man; human
-ap; -aph
touch
apo-; ap-
away from
aqu-
water
archaeo
primitive; ancient
-ary; -arium
place for something
arteri-
artery
arthr-
joint; articulation
-ase
forms names of enzymes
aster-; astr-
star
-ate
verb form - the act of...
ather-
fatty deposit
-ation
noun form - the act of...
almo-
vapor
audi-
hear
aur-
ear
bacter-; bactr-
bacterium; stick; club
barb-
beard
baro-
weight
bath-
depth; height
bene-
well; good
bi- (Latin)
two, twice
bi-, bio- (Greek)
life; living
-blast-
sprout; germ; bud
brachi-
arm
brachy-
short
brady-
slow
branchi-
fin
brev-
short
bronch-
windpipe