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  • 1. 

    Bio =

    • A.

      Life

    • B.

      Small

    • C.

      Large

    • D.

      Study of

    • E.

      Cell

    Correct Answer
    A. Life
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "life" because the term "bio" is derived from the Greek word "bios," which means "life." In various scientific fields, "bio" is used as a prefix to indicate a connection to living organisms or biological processes. Therefore, "life" is the most appropriate choice as it directly corresponds to the meaning of "bio."

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  • 2. 

    Macro =

    • A.

      Life

    • B.

      Small

    • C.

      Large

    • D.

      Study of

    • E.

      Cell

    Correct Answer
    C. Large
  • 3. 

    Cyto

    • A.

      Life

    • B.

      Small

    • C.

      Large

    • D.

      Study of

    • E.

      Cell

    Correct Answer
    E. Cell
    Explanation
    The given answer "cell" is correct because the question is asking for a term that relates to "cyto" and "life". The term "cell" fits this description as it refers to the basic unit of life and is involved in various biological processes. Additionally, "cyto" is a prefix that is commonly used to refer to cells, such as in terms like cytology (the study of cells) or cytoplasm (the fluid within cells). Therefore, "cell" is the most appropriate and logical answer in this context.

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  • 4. 

    Micro

    • A.

      Life

    • B.

      Small

    • C.

      Large

    • D.

      Study of

    • E.

      Cell

    Correct Answer
    B. Small
    Explanation
    The term "micro" refers to something that is small in size. In this context, it can be understood that the answer "small" is the correct choice because it aligns with the meaning of "micro."

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  • 5. 

    Ology

    • A.

      Life

    • B.

      Small

    • C.

      Large

    • D.

      Study of

    • E.

      Cell

    Correct Answer
    D. Study of
    Explanation
    The word "ology" is a suffix commonly used to indicate the study of a particular subject. In this case, the word "study" is a noun that means the act of acquiring knowledge or information about a specific topic. Therefore, when we combine the suffix "ology" with the noun "study," we get the word "study of," which implies the act of acquiring knowledge or information about a specific subject.

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  • 6. 

    Plasm

    • A.

      Form

    • B.

      Dissolving

    • C.

      Center

    • D.

      Network net-like

    • E.

      Color

    Correct Answer
    A. Form
    Explanation
    The word "form" is the correct answer because it is the only word in the list that can be used as a noun and a verb. It can refer to the physical shape or structure of something, or it can describe the act of creating or shaping something. The other words in the list are either adjectives (such as "dissolving" or "color") or nouns that do not have a corresponding verb form (such as "plasm" or "network").

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  • 7. 

    Lyso

    • A.

      Form

    • B.

      Dissolving

    • C.

      Center of

    • D.

      Network or net-like

    • E.

      Color

    Correct Answer
    B. Dissolving
  • 8. 

    Nucleo

    • A.

      Form

    • B.

      Dissolving

    • C.

      Center of

    • D.

      Network or net-like

    • E.

      Color

    Correct Answer
    C. Center of
  • 9. 

    Reticul

    • A.

      Form

    • B.

      Dissolvimg

    • C.

      Center of

    • D.

      Network or net-like

    • E.

      Chrom

    Correct Answer
    D. Network or net-like
    Explanation
    The term "reticul" suggests a structure that is network-like or net-like. This implies that it has a complex arrangement of interconnected elements, similar to a web or a mesh. Therefore, the correct answer is "network or net-like."

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  • 10. 

    Chrom

    • A.

      Form

    • B.

      Dissolving

    • C.

      Center of

    • D.

      Network or net-like

    • E.

      Color

    Correct Answer
    E. Color
    Explanation
    The word "chrom" refers to color. It is derived from the Greek word "chroma" which means color.

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  • 11. 

    Heli

    • A.

      Twist

    • B.

      Put together

    • C.

      Food or nutrition

    • D.

      Many units

    • E.

      Alive

    Correct Answer
    A. Twist
  • 12. 

    Syn

    • A.

      Twist

    • B.

      Put together

    • C.

      Food

    • D.

      Many units

    • E.

      Alive

    Correct Answer
    B. Put together
    Explanation
    The word "syn" is a prefix that means "together" or "with". The other words in the list - twist, put together, food, many units, alive - all have the concept of things being combined or brought together in some way. Therefore, the correct answer "put together" aligns with the theme of combining or bringing things together, which is consistent with the meaning of the prefix "syn".

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  • 13. 

    Troph

    • A.

      Twist

    • B.

      Put together

    • C.

      Food or nutrition

    • D.

      Many units

    • E.

      Alive

    Correct Answer
    C. Food or nutrition
    Explanation
    The word "troph" is derived from the Greek word "trophe," which means food or nutrition. In biology, "troph" is often used as a prefix to describe organisms that obtain their food or nutrition in a particular way. Therefore, the correct answer in this context is "food or nutrition," as it aligns with the meaning and usage of the word "troph."

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  • 14. 

    Multi

    • A.

      Twist

    • B.

      Put together

    • C.

      Food or nutrition

    • D.

      Many units

    • E.

      Alive

    Correct Answer
    D. Many units
    Explanation
    The word "multi" means many or multiple. The other words in the question, such as "twist," "put together," "food or nutrition," and "alive," do not provide any context or connection to each other. However, the word "many units" fits with the meaning of "multi" as it implies multiple or many individual components or entities.

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  • 15. 

    Vivo

    • A.

      Twist

    • B.

      Put together

    • C.

      Food or nutrition

    • D.

      Many units

    • E.

      Alive

    Correct Answer
    E. Alive
    Explanation
    The word "vivo" means alive in Spanish. The other words in the question do not provide any context or connection to the word "alive," so it can be inferred that "alive" is the correct answer.

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  • 16. 

    Di

    • A.

      Double or two

    • B.

      Not or without

    • C.

      Other or different

    • D.

      Reproduction or heredity

    • E.

      Display or show

    Correct Answer
    A. Double or two
    Explanation
    The word "double" means having two of something. In this context, it suggests that the word "di-" is a prefix that indicates the presence of two or a pair of something. The other options, such as "not," "other," "reproduction," and "display," do not have the same meaning as "double" and are therefore not the correct answer.

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  • 17. 

    A

    • A.

      Double or two

    • B.

      Not or without

    • C.

      Other or different

    • D.

      Reproduction or heredity

    • E.

      Display or show

    Correct Answer
    B. Not or without
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "not or without". This answer suggests that the term "A" can be understood as indicating the absence or lack of something. It implies that whatever is being referred to by "A" does not possess or exhibit the quality or characteristic mentioned in the other options.

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  • 18. 

    Hetero

    • A.

      Double

    • B.

      Not or without

    • C.

      Other or different

    • D.

      Reproduction or heredity

    • E.

      Display or show

    Correct Answer
    C. Other or different
    Explanation
    The term "hetero" refers to something that is "other" or "different." In this context, it suggests that the word or concept being described is related to something that is not the same or similar. It could be used to indicate diversity or contrast in various contexts.

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  • 19. 

    Geno

    • A.

      Double

    • B.

      Not or without

    • C.

      Other or different

    • D.

      Reproduction or heredity

    • E.

      Display or show

    Correct Answer
    D. Reproduction or heredity
    Explanation
    The word "Geno" is not a commonly used term, but it can be inferred that it is related to genetics or heredity based on the given options. "Double" does not provide any clear indication of the meaning of "Geno." "Not or without," "other or different," and "display or show" also do not relate to the concept of reproduction or heredity. Therefore, the correct answer is "reproduction or heredity."

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  • 20. 

    Pheno

    • A.

      Double

    • B.

      Not or without

    • C.

      Other or different

    • D.

      Reproduction or heredity

    • E.

      Display or show

    Correct Answer
    E. Display or show
    Explanation
    The term "pheno" is derived from the Greek word "phaino" which means "to show" or "to display". Therefore, in this context, "pheno" refers to the action of displaying or showing something. It does not relate to double, not or without, other or different, or reproduction or heredity.

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  • 21. 

    Homo

    • A.

      Same

    • B.

      Producing

    • C.

      Poison

    • D.

      Disease

    • E.

      Eat

    Correct Answer
    A. Same
  • 22. 

    Gen

    • A.

      Same

    • B.

      Producing

    • C.

      Poison

    • D.

      Disease

    • E.

      Eat

    Correct Answer
    B. Producing
    Explanation
    The given answer "producing" is likely the correct answer because it is the only word that fits logically with the context provided. The other words such as "gen," "same," "poison," "disease," and "eat" do not make sense when trying to form a coherent explanation. Without further information or context, it is difficult to provide a more specific explanation.

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  • 23. 

    Viro

    • A.

      Same

    • B.

      Producing

    • C.

      Poison

    • D.

      Disease

    • E.

      Eat

    Correct Answer
    C. Poison
    Explanation
    The word "poison" is the correct answer because it is the only word in the given list that relates to the concept of producing a toxic substance that can cause harm or even death when consumed. The other words, such as "viro," "same," "disease," and "eat," do not have any direct association with the idea of poison. Therefore, "poison" is the most appropriate answer based on the given words.

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  • 24. 

    Path

    • A.

      Same

    • B.

      Producing

    • C.

      Poison

    • D.

      Disease

    • E.

      Eat

    Correct Answer
    D. Disease
    Explanation
    The given path suggests a sequence of events or a cause and effect relationship. Starting with "same," it implies that something is similar or identical. This is followed by "producing," indicating that the similar thing is creating or generating something. Next, "poison" suggests that what is being produced is toxic or harmful. Finally, "disease" indicates that the toxic substance is causing an illness or medical condition. Therefore, the correct answer is "disease" as it appropriately fits into the logical progression of the path.

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  • 25. 

    Phage

    • A.

      Same

    • B.

      Producing

    • C.

      Poison

    • D.

      Disease

    • E.

      Eat

    Correct Answer
    E. Eat
    Explanation
    The word "phage" refers to a type of virus that infects and destroys bacteria by consuming them. Therefore, the most appropriate word from the given options that relates to "phage" is "eat".

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  • 26. 

    Diplo

    • A.

      Double or two

    • B.

      Chain

    • C.

      Bunch

    • D.

      Dark blue

    • E.

      Rod

    Correct Answer
    A. Double or two
    Explanation
    The word "diplo" can be understood as meaning "double or two." This is because the prefix "di-" in English often indicates a doubling or a pair of something. Therefore, "diplo" can be interpreted as having a similar meaning to "double" or "two."

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  • 27. 

    Strepto

    • A.

      Double or two

    • B.

      Chain

    • C.

      Bunch

    • D.

      Dark blue

    • E.

      Rod

    Correct Answer
    B. Chain
    Explanation
    The word "strepto" suggests that the answer is related to something that is doubled or in pairs. The word "chain" fits this description as it is made up of multiple links connected together, forming a double or two-chain structure. The other words provided in the question do not have any clear connection or relevance to the answer.

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  • 28. 

    Staphylo

    • A.

      Double

    • B.

      Chain

    • C.

      Bunch

    • D.

      Dark blue

    • E.

      Rod

    Correct Answer
    C. Bunch
  • 29. 

    Cyano

    • A.

      Double

    • B.

      Chain

    • C.

      Bunch

    • D.

      Dark blue

    • E.

      Rod

    Correct Answer
    D. Dark blue
  • 30. 

    Bacillus

    • A.

      Double

    • B.

      Chain

    • C.

      Bunch

    • D.

      Dark blue

    • E.

      Rod

    Correct Answer
    E. Rod
    Explanation
    The given words "Bacillus", "double", "chain", "bunch", "dark blue" all describe a certain type of object. The word "rod" is the only option that fits this description, as it is a long, thin object that can be dark blue in color. Therefore, "rod" is the correct answer.

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  • 31. 

    Digitus

    • A.

      Finger

    • B.

      Whip

    • C.

      Foot

    • D.

      Light

    • E.

      Tree

    Correct Answer
    A. Finger
    Explanation
    The word "Digitus" is a Latin word that means "finger". The other words in the list are unrelated to the word "Digitus" and do not have any clear connection or similarity to it. Therefore, the correct answer is "finger".

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  • 32. 

    Flagella

    • A.

      Finger

    • B.

      Whip

    • C.

      Foot

    • D.

      Light

    • E.

      Tree

    Correct Answer
    B. Whip
    Explanation
    The word "whip" is the correct answer because it is the only word in the given list that is associated with flagella. Flagella are long, whip-like structures that some microorganisms use for movement. The other words in the list, such as finger, foot, light, and tree, do not have any direct connection to flagella.

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  • 33. 

    Pod

    • A.

      Finger

    • B.

      Whip

    • C.

      Foot

    • D.

      Light

    • E.

      Tree

    Correct Answer
    C. Foot
  • 34. 

    Photo

    • A.

      Finger

    • B.

      Whip

    • C.

      Foot

    • D.

      Light

    • E.

      Tree

    Correct Answer
    D. Light
  • 35. 

    Arbor

    • A.

      Finger

    • B.

      Whip

    • C.

      Foot

    • D.

      Light

    • E.

      Tree

    Correct Answer
    E. Tree
    Explanation
    The word "arbor" is commonly used to refer to a tree or a shaded area formed by trees. Therefore, the correct answer is "tree" as it is directly related to the word "arbor". The other words in the list do not have a direct or obvious connection to "arbor".

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  • 36. 

    Gymno

    • A.

      Naked

    • B.

      Green

    • C.

      Leaf

    • D.

      Plant

    • E.

      Within

    Correct Answer
    A. Naked
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "naked". The word "naked" is the only one that makes sense in the given context. The other words do not have any clear connection or relationship to each other. Therefore, "naked" is the most logical and appropriate choice.

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  • 37. 

    Chloro

    • A.

      Naked

    • B.

      Green

    • C.

      Leaf

    • D.

      Plant

    • E.

      Within or inside

    Correct Answer
    B. Green
    Explanation
    The given words "chloro," "naked," "green," "leaf," and "plant" all relate to the concept of plants. Out of these words, "green" is the only word that directly describes a characteristic of plants. Chloro refers to chlorophyll, which is responsible for the green color in plants. Naked, leaf, and plant are all general terms related to plants but do not specifically describe their color. Therefore, "green" is the correct answer.

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  • 38. 

    Phyll

    • A.

      Naked

    • B.

      Green

    • C.

      Leaf

    • D.

      Plant

    • E.

      Within

    Correct Answer
    C. Leaf
    Explanation
    The word "leaf" is the correct answer because it is the only word in the given list that is directly related to plants. "Phyll" is a misspelling of "phyll-", a Greek root meaning "leaf," but it is not a standalone word. "Naked" and "green" can be associated with plants, but they are not specific to leaves. "Within" is a preposition that does not relate to plants at all. Therefore, "leaf" is the only appropriate answer.

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  • 39. 

    Herb

    • A.

      Naked

    • B.

      Green

    • C.

      Leaf

    • D.

      Plant

    • E.

      Endo

    Correct Answer
    D. Plant
    Explanation
    The word "plant" is the correct answer because it is the only word in the given list that is directly associated with all the other words. A herb, naked, green, and leaf are all characteristics or parts of a plant. "Endo" does not have any clear connection to the other words, making it an incorrect choice.

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  • 40. 

    Endo

    • A.

      Naked

    • B.

      Green

    • C.

      Leaf

    • D.

      Plant

    • E.

      Within or inside

    Correct Answer
    E. Within or inside
    Explanation
    The word "Endo" means within or inside. In the context of the given words, "Endo" suggests that something is located or happening inside or within something else. The other words like "naked", "green", "leaf", and "plant" do not provide any clue about location or position, whereas "Endo" specifically indicates an internal or inner placement.

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  • 41. 

    Dendron

    • A.

      Tree-like

    • B.

      Above

    • C.

      Body

    • D.

      Joint

    • E.

      Stomach

    Correct Answer
    A. Tree-like
    Explanation
    The term "dendron" refers to something that is tree-like in nature. The other words listed in the question do not have any direct association with the term "dendron". Therefore, the correct answer is "tree-like".

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  • 42. 

    Epi

    • A.

      Tree-like

    • B.

      Above

    • C.

      Body

    • D.

      Joint

    • E.

      Stomach

    Correct Answer
    B. Above
    Explanation
    The word "above" is the correct answer because it is the only word in the given list that can be associated with the other words. The words "epi," "tree-like," "body," "joint," and "stomach" do not have any clear connection or relationship with each other. However, the word "above" can be interpreted as a location or position that is higher or superior to something else, which can be related to the other words in terms of spatial or hierarchical relationships.

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  • 43. 

    Corpus

    • A.

      Tree-like

    • B.

      Above

    • C.

      Body

    • D.

      Joint

    • E.

      Stomach

    Correct Answer
    C. Body
    Explanation
    The word "body" is the correct answer because it is the only word in the given corpus that is related to the human anatomy. The other words - "tree-like," "above," "joint," and "stomach" - do not have any direct association with the human body. Therefore, "body" is the most suitable answer.

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  • 44. 

    Arthro

    • A.

      Tree-like

    • B.

      Above

    • C.

      Body

    • D.

      Joint

    • E.

      Stomach

    Correct Answer
    D. Joint
    Explanation
    The word "Arthro" is a prefix that relates to joints, so it is associated with the concept of joints. Among the given options, "joint" is the only word that directly relates to the concept of joints. Therefore, "joint" is the correct answer.

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  • 45. 

    Gastro

    • A.

      Tree-like

    • B.

      Above

    • C.

      Body

    • D.

      Joint

    • E.

      Stomach

    Correct Answer
    E. Stomach
    Explanation
    The word "gastro" is a prefix that refers to the stomach or the digestive system. The other words listed in the question are unrelated to the term "gastro" except for "stomach." Therefore, the correct answer is "stomach" because it is the only word that is related to the term "gastro."

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  • 46. 

    Hemo

    • A.

      Blood

    • B.

      Bone

    • C.

      Pouch

    • D.

      Skin

    • E.

      First

    Correct Answer
    A. Blood
    Explanation
    The word "hemo" is a prefix that refers to blood. Therefore, the correct answer is blood.

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  • 47. 

    Osteo

    • A.

      Blood

    • B.

      Bone

    • C.

      Pouch

    • D.

      Skin

    • E.

      First

    Correct Answer
    B. Bone
    Explanation
    The given answer "bone" is correct because the word "osteo" refers to bone, which is supported by the other options such as blood, pouch, skin, and first, which do not relate to the term "osteo". Therefore, "bone" is the most suitable option that aligns with the given context.

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  • 48. 

    Cyst

    • A.

      Blood

    • B.

      Bone

    • C.

      Pouch

    • D.

      Skin

    • E.

      First

    Correct Answer
    C. Pouch
    Explanation
    A cyst is a pouch-like structure that can form in different parts of the body, such as the skin, bone, or even internal organs. It is filled with fluid, semi-solid material, or air, and is typically enclosed by a membrane or wall. Cysts can vary in size and can be caused by various factors, such as infections, blockages, or genetic conditions. They are usually benign and may not cause any symptoms, but in some cases, they can become enlarged or infected, requiring medical intervention.

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  • 49. 

    Derm

    • A.

      Blood

    • B.

      Bone

    • C.

      Pouch

    • D.

      Skin

    • E.

      First

    Correct Answer
    D. Skin
    Explanation
    The word "derm" is a root word that refers to the skin. Therefore, the correct answer is "skin".

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  • 50. 

    Proto

    • A.

      Blood

    • B.

      Bone

    • C.

      Pouch

    • D.

      Skin

    • E.

      First

    Correct Answer
    E. First
    Explanation
    The word "first" is the correct answer because it is the only word in the given list that does not belong to the category of body parts or organs. The other words, such as "proto," "blood," "bone," "pouch," and "skin," all refer to different parts of the body. "First" does not fit into this category and is therefore the odd one out.

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