56 terms

The Language of Science

This is adapted from a worksheet created by my Biology teacher to aid us in learning scientific roots. It seems basic, but after all, these 1-9 letter bases form most scientific words, so they do have some value! Ignore the section number in the definition, it just has to do with a test he gave us...in sections! BCA students, however, shouldn't ignore them.
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a; an
not or non (§1)
meso
middle (§1)
endo
inner, inside (§1)
aero
needing oxygen or air (§1)
anti
against (§1)
amphi
both, doubly (§1)
aqua
water (§1)
arthro
joint (§1)
auto
self (§1)
bi
two, twice, double (§1)
bio
life, living (§2)
carne
flesh (§2)
cephal
head (§2)
chloro
green (§2)
chromo
color (§2)
cide
killer, kill, killing (§2)
cyto
cell (§2)
derm
skin (§2)
di
two, double (§2)
ecto (exo)
outer, external (§2)
endo
internal (§3)
epi
above (§3)
gastro
stomach (§3)
genesis
origin, beginning (§3)
herba
plants (§3)
hetero
different (§3)
homo
alike, similar (§3)
hydro
water (§3)
hemo
blood (§3)
hyper
above (§3)
hypo
below (§4)
intra
within, inside (§4)
itis
disease, inflammation (§4)
lateral
side (§4)
logy
study of (§4)
lys
break down (§4)
meter
measurement (§4)
mono
one, single (§4)
morph
form (§4)
micro
small (§4)
macro
large (§5)
multi
many (§5)
pod
foot (§5)
phage
to eat (§5
phobia
dislike, fear (§5)
philia
like (§5)
plasm
form (§5)
proto
first (§5)
photo
light (§5)
poly
many (§5)
synthesis
to make (§6)
sub
lesser, below (§6)
troph
eat, consume (§6)
therm
heat (§6)
vore
swallow, devour (§6)
zoo, zoa
animal (§6