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AP BIO Prefixes/Suffixes

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a-, an-
no; lacking; none
ab-
away from; out from
ac-
to; toward
-aceus; -aceous
of or pertaining to
acou-
hearing
acr-; acro-
extreme; peak
ad-
to; toward
adeno-
gland
agri-
field; soil
-al
having character of
alb-
white
-algia
pain
alto-
high
ambi-
both
ameb-
change; alteration
amphibi-
leading a double life
ampho-; amb-
both
an-
not; without
ana-
up
andro-
masculine; man
anemo-
wind
angio-
vessel
ante-
before; ahead of time
antero-
front
antho-
flower
anti-
against
anthropo-
man
ap-
to; toward
aqu-
water
archaeo-
primitive; ancient
arthro-
joint
aster-; astr-
stars
-ate
used in forming verbs from nouns
-ation
used in forming nouns with verbs
atom-
vapor
audi-
hear
auto-
self
bactr-
stick; club
barb-
beard
baro-
weight
bath-
depth; height
bene-
well; good
bi-
two; twice; double
bio-; bi-
life; living
-blast
sprout; germ
brachi-
having arms
branchi-
having fins
brev-
short
bronch-
windpipe
calor-
heat
carb-
coal; carbon
cardi-
heart
carn-
meat
carp-
fruit
carpal-
wrist
caud-
tail