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10 terms

Science Root Words

basic root words commonly used in science
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-ology
suffix meaning the "study of"
-ist
suffix; indicates the person studying that type of science (geologist, chemist, physicist)
-ic
suffix; belonging to or related to that subject (physics, volcanic)
bio-
a prefix that relates to life or living organisms
chem-
prefix that relates to chemicals, chemical properties, or chemical reactions
geo-
a prefix that means "earth"
astro-
a prefix that means "star", "celestial body", or "outer space"
physi-
a prefix that relates to physical properties
-nomy
suffix; the sum of knowledge regarding a specific field (astronomy)
-istry
suffix; includes the study of or knowledge about that specific field (chemistry)