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Biology Roots Vocab (A-H)

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a/an
not
ab
away from, against
ac/acr
sharp, sour
acou
hearing
ad
towards, to
adip/o
fat
aero
air
ag
move, do
agr
farming
alges/-algia
pain
ali/altr
other
allo-
other, different
am/amour
love, together
ambl/ambul
movement
ambi/amphi
both
ana
upwards, throughout
analog
proportionate
anim
spirit, life
ann/enn
yearly
ant/ante
before
anthro/andro/anthrop
human
anti/ant
against
append
hang to
apt/ept
skill, ability, fit
apsis
juncture
aqua/aque
water
arch
ruler, leader
archae
beginning
arthro
jointed
astro
star
aud
sound, hear
auto
self
ax/axi/axo
axis
belli/bell
war
bene/ben/boun/bon
good
bi
two
biblio
book
bio
life
brach/i
arm
cad/cas/cid
happen, to fall
calor
heat
capsa
box
cap/cip
head
capt/cept
to seize
carb
carbon
cardi
heart
carn
flesh
cata
down
caus/caut
burn
cede/cess
yield, go
centro
center
chemo
chemical
chloro
green
chondr
cartilage
chord
string
chron
time
cide/cise
to cut, to kill
cili
hair
circ/circum
around
civ/civil
citizen
claim/clam
declare
clin
lean, slope
clus/clos/clud
to close
co/com/con
with
cogn
to know
contra
opposite
corp
body
cosmo/cosm
space
counter
against, opposite
crat
rule, power
cred
believe
cresc
grow
crypto
hidden
culp
to fault, blaim
cyan/o
blue
cycle
circle
cyte/cyto
cell
de
down, opposite, apart
deca
ten
dem/demo
people
derm
skin
di
two, double
dia
through, between, apart
dic/dict
say, tell
dign/dain
worth
dis
not, apart, separate
dorm
sleep
duc/duct
to lead, draw
dys
bad, faulty
dyn
power, energy
ecto
outside
ego
self
electro
electricity
en/em
into, cause
endo
within
epi
upon, over
equ
equal
erythr/o
red
ethno
people, race
eu
good, well, true
e/ex/ej
out, from, put out
extr
beyond, outside, more
fal
deceive
fic/fig/fit/fea
make, do
fid
faith, trust
flu/flux/fluc
flow
fore
before
frac/frag
break
funct
perform, work
fus
pour
gamy
marriage
gastro
stomach
gen
produce, create
geny
origin
geo/ge
earth
ger
old age
gest
carry
glob
sphere
glomer
ball
gluco/glyco
sugar, sweet
grad/gred/gress
step
graph/gram
write
grat
pleasing
grav
heavy
greg
crowd
gusta
taste
gyno
woman
habit/hibit
have, hold
haplo
single
heli/helio
sun
helic
spiral
hemo/hema
blood
herb
grass
her/hes
stick, hold fast
hetero
different, other
hist
tissue
hol
whole
homeo/homo
same
hydr
water
hyper
over, exceed
hypno
sleep
hypo
lower, under