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word roots pg. 11-12

kendall demirjian

TermDefinition
des- from, away, down, apart, not
in- in, into; not
re- back, again
cant song
ation-/illation- an action or process
cle small
trice feminine
a- away, from; not, without
di- two
en- in, into
meta- beyond, change
cephal head, brain
morph form
thorax chest
-ic like, related to
-itits inflammation
-ology study of, science
-osis condition
-ous having the quality of
incantation the chanting of supposedly magic words
recant to withdraw something perviously said
cantillation the action of unaccompanied chanting in free rhythm
canticle a hymn dervived from the Bible, literally a little song
cantatrice female professional singer
descant high melody above the main melody
dimorphic occurring or existing in two different forms
cepalic of, or relating to the head
morphology the study of the form and structure of organisms
metamorphosis a complete change of character, appearance, condition, etc.
amorphous without definite from, shapeless
encephalitits inflammation of the brain
cephalothorax fused head and thorax of an arachnid or high crustacean
Created by: kendallanne