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Latin&Greek Prefixes/Roots

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cyano
Greek
dark blue
e.g. hemocyanin
cycl (o)
Greek
circle, round
e.g. cyclostomata
cyt (o)
Greek
hollow
e.g. cytology
cyst
Greek
bladder, capsule
e.g. sporocyst
dactly (o)
Greek
finger
e.g. pterodactyl
de
Latin
down, from, off
e.g. deciduous
deca
Greek
ten
e.g. decapoda
dendr (o)
Greek
tree, bush
e.g. dentritic
dent (a,i)
Latin
tooth
e.g. dental (also dont--)
derm
Greek
hide, skin
e.g. dermatology
di
Greek
double
e.g. dioecious
dia
Greek
through
e.g. diathermy
digit (i)
Latin
finger, toe
e.g. digit
din (a,o)
Greek
terrible
e.g.dinosaur
din (i,o)
Greek
whirling
e.g. dinoflagellate
diphy
Greek
double
e.g.diphysercal
diplo
Greek
double
e.g.diploblastic
dorm
Latin
to sleep
e.g.dormant
dors (i,o)
Latin
back
e.g. dorsal
duco
Latin
to lead
e.g.conduct
dura
Latin
hard
e.g.durable
dys
Greek
bad, ill
e.g. dysfunction
echino
Greek
spiny
e.g. echinoderm
ecto
Greek
outside
e.g. ectoderm
enteron
Greek
a gut
e.g. archenteron
ento, endo
Greek
within
e.g. endoderm
eo
Greek
dawn
e.g. Eocene
epi
Greek
upon
e.g. epidermis
eryth (r,ro)
Greek
reddish
e.g. erythrocyte
eso
Greek
to carry, bear
e.g. esophagus
eu
Greek
good, well, true
e.g. eumetazoa
ex (o)
Latin
out, off
e.g. exoskeleton
fasc (i)
Latin
bundle
e.g. fascia
fer
Latin
to carry, bear
e.g. esophagus
fil (i,o)
Latin
thread
e.g. filament
foramen (i)
Latin
a hole or perforation
e.g. foraminifera
foss
Latin
ditch
e.g. fossorial
gam (o)
Greek
marriage
e.g. gamete
gangli
Greek
knot
e.g. ganglion
gastro
Greek
stomach
e.g. gastropoda
genesis
Greek
a beginning
e.g. genesis