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Latin/Greek Roots

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a-, an
without
ab
away, from
ad
near, toward
aero
air
alb
white
algia
pain
ameb
change
amo
love
amphi
both
ana
away, throughout, again
andros
male
angio
capsule, blood vessel
anthropos
human being
anti
against
anulus
ring, ringlike
apse, apt, hapt
fasten
aqua
water
arachno
spider
archae
ancient
arthr
joint
ase
enzyme
astr
star
ation
action, process
atrium
entrance hall
aud
hear
australo
southern
auto
self
bi
two
bifida
split
bio
life
biosis
mode of living
blast, blasto
bud, embryonic cell or layer
bot
graze, feed
brachi
arm
calori
heat
capilli
hair
carbo
carbon
card, kardia
heart
carn
flesh
caryo, karyo
nut, kernel, nucleus
cata
decomposition
cephalo
head
cerebro
brain
chemo
chemical
chloro
green
chrondros
cartilage
chore
dance
chrom
color
chron
time
cide
kill
circu
around
clade
branch
clator
caller
coel
cavity
cogn
know
con
together
contra
against
corp
body
costa
rib
counter
against
culum
cable
cuti
skin
cycle
circle
cyst
capsule
cyto
cell, vessel
dactyl
finger
decid
to cut off
demos
people
dendr
tree
dent, dont
tooth
derm
skin
dextra
right
di
two
dia
through, across
dict
speak
diplo
double
dis
apart, away, reverse
dorso
back
duct
channel, leader
dyn
power
e
out
echino
spiny
ecto
outer
eco
house
ectomy
removal
elle
little
emia
blood
endo
inner
enter
intestine
epi
upon, above
erg
energy
erythro
red
eu
proper, true, good
ex
outside
extra
outside of, beyond
fer
carry, bear
fin
end
flagrum
whip
folli
bag
form
shape, structure
frater
brother
functio
perform
gam
sex cell
gamy
marriage, sexual fusion, wife
gaster
stomach, belly
gastro
stomach
gen
produce
genesis
forming, creating
geo
earth
gig
giant
glomus
a ball
glot, gloss
tongue
glycys
sweet
gno, gni
know
granum
grain, seed
graph
write
gravi
weight
gregar
group
gymnos
naked
gyn
female
hal
salt
haplo
single
helmis
worm
hemi
half
hemo
blood
hepato
liver
herpeto
reptile
hetero
other
hex
six
homo
same
homo
man, human being
horto
garden
hybrida
mixed origin
hydro
water
hyper
above
hypo
under
ia, iasis
disease
icle
little
inter
between
iso
equal
ite
division, part
itis
inflamation
jugate
joined, yoked together
kil
thousand
kine
regulation
kinesis
movement
lac
milk
lamina
layer
latero
side
leuco, leuko
white
lingua
tongue
loco, loc
place, area
logo
plan, logic
logy
study of
lyso
loss, release, dissolve
mal
bad
man
hand
mania
crazy
mar
sea
meare
to pass
mega
very large, great
mensa
table
mentruus
a part, share
meros
middle
meso
middle
meter
measure
metro
mother
micro
small
mill
thousand
mito
thread
molluscus
soft
mono
one
morph
form
mort
death
motus
motion
multi
many
mutat
to change
myo
muscle
nano
dwarf, very small
nat, nate
birth
naut
sail
nema
thread
neo
new
nephr
kidney
neuro
nerve
nocti
night
nom
law
nomem
name
nomos
law, rule
nova
new
nuc
nut, kernel
nul
nothing
oct
eight
oid
resembling
oma
tumor
ol
an alcohol
on, ont
being, object, thing
oo
egg
opera
work
ophth
eye
organ
tool, instrument, functional part
osis
condition
osteo
bone
ose
a sugar
oto
ear
ovi
egg
pan
all
para
beside
patho
disease
ped, pod
foot
pent
five
per
through
per
through
peri
around
phage, phago
eating, devour
phase
stage, appearance
pheno
show
phobia
fear
phon
sound
photo
light
phulon, phylum
class, race
pjhil
love
phyll
leaf
physio
natural
phyto
plant
pino
drink
pithecus
ape
plasma
formed material, molded
platys
flat
ploid
having chromosome sets
pneuma
breath
poli
city
poly
many
poro
opening
pose
to place
post
after, behind
pre
before
pri
first
proto
first
pseudo
false, fake
pulmo
lung
pyr
fire
quaterni
four
re
again
renal
kidney
replica
copy
rete
net
retro
backward
rhea, rrhea
discharge
rhino
nose
rhizo
root
saccharo
sweet, sugar
sal
salt
scio
know
sclero
hard
scope
to look at, view
scrib, script
write
se
seperate
seme
seed
semi
partly
sinestra
left
soma
body
somn
sleep
soph
wisdom
spect
look
sperma
seed
spirare
breathe
sta
stand
stasis
balance
stat
stationary
stella
star
stoma
opening
stuere
arrange
sub
under
succedere
follow
supra
above
syn, sym
together
taxo
arrangement
tel, telo
end
tert
third
tetra
fourth
thana
death
therpia
nurse, care
therm
heat
thrombos
clot
tithenai
place
tomo
cut divide
tort
twist
tox
poison
trans
across, over, through
tri
three
trop
turn
throph
nourishment
uni
one
vacca
cow
vacuus
empty
vaso
vessel
venter
belly
vertebra
joint
vis, vid
see
vita, viva
life
vitro
glass
viv
living
voluta
to roll
vore
eating
xanthos
yellow
xeno
strange
xeros
dry
xyle
wood
zoo, zoa
animal
zygo
united