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Roots Of Biological, Physiological, And Anatomical Terms

Prefixes And Suffixes Of Biological, Physiological, And Anatomical Terms
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a-, an-
without
bi-
both, two, or double
bio-
life
blasto-
embryonic layer or cell
cardio-
relating to the heart
cata-
breaking down
arthro-
pertaining to joints
cephalo-
relating to the head
chloro-
green
chromo-
color
cyto-
cell
derm-
pertaining to the skin
di-
two, twice
ecto-
outside
endo-
inside
epi-
above or on top of, upon
exo-
outside
hetero-
different
homo-
same, alike
hydro-
water
hyper-
too much, excess, above normal, above, over
hypo-
too little, below normal, below, under
infra-
below or inferior
inter-
between
intra-
between
iso-
same, equal
latero-
side
leuco-
white or colorless
macro-
large (enough to be seen without lenses)
medial
middle
meso-
in the middle
micro-
small (enough to require magnification by lenses)
mono-
one, single
myo-
pertaining to muscle
nephro-
pertaining to the kidney
neuro- or neu-
pertaining to the nerves
osteo-
pertaining to bone
os-
bone
para-
along side of
peri-
around
photo-
light
pneumo-
pertaining to the lungs, or containing air
poly-
many, multiple
pre- or pro-
before
pulmo-
pertaining to the lungs
re- or retro-
back or again
sarco-
pertaining to flesh, or muscle
soma-
pertaining to the body
sub-
under
supra-
above or superior
trans-
across
vaso-
pertaining to tubes, vessels, or ducts
-ase
enzyme
-cyte
cell
-logy
study of
-lysis
dissolve, split or break apart
-motor
pertaining to motion or action
-ology
scientific study of
-phyll
leaf
-phyte
plant
-plasm
substance
-plast
a formed body
-pod, -pode
foot
-pseudo
false
-scelerosis
hardening of
-some
body
-stome
mouth
-tropic
responding to a stimulus
-ule, -ula, -ulus, -ulum
small, little
-zoa, -zoo, -zoon
animal


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