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Biology Prefixes, suffixes, and Roots- PSR Words

1st six weeks parts of word definitions to help with understanding words.
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a/an
Without
- Antidote
ab
away/off
- Abstract
alb
white
- Albino
andro
male
- androgens (Male hormone)
aero
air
- aerodynamic
ameb
change, alteration
- Ameba
amphi
on both sides
- amphitheatre
antho/anth
case/capsule
- anthology
Anthropo
Man/human
- Anthropology
anti
against
- Antithesis (Opposite)
arthro
Joint
_ arthritis
Aster
Star
- Astronaut
auto
Self
- autotrophic
bi
two
-biconditional
bio
life
- Biology
blast
embryo
- blastocyte
bry
Grow
- Embryo
Caudal
tail
calor
heat
- Calories
capilli
hair
- capilliculture (the cure to baldness)
carni
Flesh
- carnivore
centi
hundred
- Century
centro/centrum
center
-centroid
cerebro
brain
- cerebrovascular disease (A stroke due to loss of blood to the head)
chemo
Chemical
-Chemotherapy
Chromo
Color
-Chromosome
cide
kill
- suicide
cocco
berry/grain
coel
Hollow/cavity
- coelacanth ("hollow spine")
Contra
against
- Contra-positive.