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Science root words

Science vocabulary root words
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ambi- (ambidextrous)
both
-saur (dinosaur)
lizard
audi- (audio)
hear
bi- (biped)
two, twice
auto- (automobile)
self
Di- or dip- (diploid)
two, double
bacter- or bactr- (bacteria)
little stick, club
alb- (albino)
white
ante- (antedate)
before; ahead in time
-logist, (biologist)
one who studies
Chrom or Chrome, (chromosome)
color
Chron- (chronic)
time
Agri- (agriculture)
field, soil
Dent- (dentist)
tooth
Hort- (horticulture)
garden
Ferro- (Ferromagnetic)
Iron
Gastro- (gastropod)
Stomach
Hydr- (hydrosphere)
Water
Crypt (cryptic)
Hidden
Deca (decagon)
Ten
Chlor- (chlorophyl)
Green
Coni- (conifer)
Cone
Dendr- (dendrite)
Tree
Dors- (dorsal)
Back
Herb- (herbivore)
Grass; plants
Atmo- (atmosphere)
Vapor
Grav- (gravity)
Heavy, weight
Hal- (halite)
of the sea, Salt
Ign- (igneous)
Fire
Acou- (acoustics)
Hear
Anti- (antibiotic)
Against, opposite
ichthy- (ichthyology)
Fish
Caud(a)- caudal
Tail
Cell- (cellulitis)
Chamber, small room
-Ic (seismic)
Like, related to (suffix)
Ab- (abnormal)
Away from, out from
Capill- (capillaries)
Hair
Noct(i)- (nocturnal)
Night,
Phren- (phrenology)
1. Mind, brain 2. diaphragm
Branchi- (branchiopod)
Gills
Port- (portable)
Carry
Tele-example telescope
Far off; distant
Terr-example terra ferma
Earth, land
Stell example stellar
Stars
Turb-example turbulence
Whirl
Toxico-example toxicology
Poison
Hem- example hemoglobin
Blood
Demi-example demigod
Half
Sub-example submarine
Under, below
Co-,example codominance
With, together
Chem-,example chemistry
Dealing with chemicals
Phil-,example philosophy
Loving, fond of
Iso-,example isostacy
Equal, same
-Sis,example paralysis
Condition; state
Gluc-,glyc- example glucose
Sweet, sweet
Card-,example cardiac arrest
Heart
Cuti-,example cuticle
Skin
Pneumo-example pheumonia
Air, lung
Mut-,example Mutation
Change
Platy-,example platypus
Flat
Trop-,example tropical
Turning,change
Pre-example prefix
Before, ahead of time
Rhin-,example rhinorrhea
Nose
Sterreo-,example stereotype
Solid, 3-dimensional
Omni-,example omnivore
All
-Pod,example podiatrist
Foot
Tax-,example taxonomy
Arrange, put in order
-Vore,example carnivore
Eat
Contra-,example contrast
Against
-Ation,example habitation
The act of
Bene-,example benefit
Well, good
Post- (posthumous)
After, behind
Ana-,example analogy
Up, back, again
Anter-,example anterior
Front
Carp -,example carple
Fruit
Fract-example fracture
Break
Neur-,example neuron
Nerve
Peri-,example pericranium
Around
Pro-, example professional
Forward, in favor of,before
Calor,example calorie
Heat
Flor,example flower
Flower
Quadr-, example quadrilateral
Four
Pseudo-,example pseudoscience
False; deceptive
Photo-,example photosynthesis
Light
Carpal-,example carpal tunnel
Wrist
Gyr-,example gyration
Ring, circle, spiral
Neo-,example neonatal
New, recent
Node-,example lymp nodes
Knot
Pyr-,example pyrotechnics
Heat, fire
Ac-,example academic
To; toward
Amyl-,example amyloid
Starch
Deci-,example decimeter
Tenth
Mis-,example mistake
Wrong, incorrect
Re- (reboot)
Back, again
Anthropo- (anthropology)
Man, human
Auto- (autoimmune)
Self, same, spontaneous
eco- (ecologist)
refers to environment, "House"
-flect or flex (reflex)
Bend
Gloss- (glossary)
Tongue
anti- (antivirus)
opposite of, against
milli- (millimeter)
thousand, means one thousandth of base
brachi- (brachiopod)
arm,

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