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Common Roots of Zoological terms

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A,an
not, without
ab
off, from, away
acanth
thorn
acti
ray
ad
to, toward
alb
white
allo
different, other
andr
male
aqua
water
arche
ancient, first
astr, aster
star
auto
self
axo, axi
axis
bi
two, double
blast
sprout
brach
arm
branch
gill
card
heart
caud
tail
centr
center
cephal
head
chaet
bristle, hair
chondr
cartilage
chord
string
chori
membrane
chrom
color
clad
branch
coel
hollow
corn
horn
cyst
bladder
cyt
cell
dactyl
finger or toe
de
from, down, out
dendr
tree
derm
skin
di
two, double, separate
dia
across, through
diplo
two, double
dist
distant
echin
spiny
ect
outside
en, end, ent
inside
enter
intestine, gut
entomo
insect
epi
upon, over, beside
erythr
red
eury
wide
ex
out, from
fer
bear
gam
marriage
gast
stomach, belly
gen
produce
gene
origin, birth
gnath
jaw
gon
seed, generation, offspring
gyn
female
helmin
worm
hem
blood
hemi
half
hetero
other, different
hex
six
hol
whole
hom
human
hemeo, homo
same, alike
hyal
glass
hydr
water
hyper
over, exessive
hypo
under
ichthy
fish
inter
between
intr
inside
iso
equal
leuc, leuk
white
lob
lobe
loph
crest, tuft
lys, lyt
loose
macro
large
melan
black
mer
part
meso
middle
meta
after
micro
small
mono
one, single
morph
form
myo
muscle
naut
ship, sail
nem
thread
neo
new
Oo
egg
ophi
snake
opisth
behind
ost
bone
ov
egg
para
beside
pent
five
peri
around
phag
eat
phor
carry
phot
light
placo
plate, flat
plasm
something moldable
platy
flat, wide
pleur
side
pod
foot
poly
many, much
por
pore
pro
before, in front of
proto
first, original
pseudo
false
pter
wing, feather, fin
radi
radius, ray
ret, recticul
network
rhin
nose
rhiz
root
rhynch
snout
sarc
flesh
schiz, schis
split
sclera
hard
som
body
sperm
seed, semen
spor
seed
stat
standing, position
steno
narrow
stom
mouth
sym, syn
with, together
tars
ankle
tetra
four
thec
case, box, chest, cup
trans
across
tri
three
trich
hair
trop
turn, change
troph
nourish, food
ur
tail
zo
animal