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Biological Prefixes & Suffixes

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a-; an-
No, lacking, none
amphi-
leading a double life
amb-
both
ana-
up
andro-
masculine
angio-
vessel
-aceous
from, or pertaining to
aqu-
water
anth-
flower
anti-
against
auto-
self
Bi-
two, twice, double
bio-
life, living
bryo-
moss
brachi-
having arms
branchi-
having fins
calor-
heat
carb-
coal, carbon
blast-
sprout, germ
cardi-
heart
carn-
meat
cata-
down
cell-
storeroom, chamber
-cene
new, recent
clade-
branch
co-
together
con-
with, together
contra-
against
chem-
chemical
chlor-
green
chord-
string
chrom-
colour
-cide
killing
cili-
hair
circa-
circle
corp-
body
cotyl-
cup
cyst-
bladder, pouch
cyte-
cell receptacle
de-
down, out
dendr-
tree
derm-
skin
di-
two, double
dia-
through, across
dis-
apart
duct-
lead
ec-
outside
ecto-
outside, without
-ell
small
-emia
blood
-eous
nature of, like
epi-
on, above
erythro-
red
eu-
true
fertil-
fruitful
gamy-
marriage
gastro-
stomach
-gen
produce, farm
-gene
origin
glyco-
sweet
haem-
blood
halo-
salt
haplo-
single
hetero-
different
homo-
same
hydr-
water
inter-
between
intra-
within
-ism
state or condition
iso-
same, equal
hypo-
less
hyper-
above
karyo-
nucleus (nut)
-logy
study
-lysis
split
lyso-
split
macro-
large
-mer
part
micro-
small
mono-
one, single
muta-
change
myo-
muscle
onco-
tumour
osmo-
pushing
-osis
condition
phag-
eat
phil-
loving, fond of
-phobia
fear of
photo-
light
-phyll
leaf
-phyte
plant
pneumo-
lungs
pod-
foot
poly-
many
por-
opening
pro-
before
post-
after
ren-
kidney
sacchari
sugar
sarco-
flesh
sci-
know
soma-
body
sperm-
seed
troph-
food
-ule
diminutive
vacu-
empty
vas-
vessel
ven-
come
zyg-
yolk
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