Busy. Please wait.

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 

Username is available taken
show password


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
We do not share your email address with others. It is only used to allow you to reset your password. For details read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Didn't know it?
click below
Knew it?
click below
Don't know
Remaining cards (0)
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how


bio terminology and root words

a-, an- without, lacking
adip- fat
alb- white
alve- channel, cavity
ase- enzyme
auto- self
bacterio- bacteria
bio- life
blast-, blasto- embryonic or cell layer
calor- heat
capill- hair
cav- hollow
centr- center
chem- dealing with chemicals
chloro- green
chrom- colored
cleav- to divide
ctyo(e)- cell
di- double, two
diplo- double, twofold
elle- small
end- in, inside
endo- within, internal
eu- true
ex- out of, away from
exo- outer, external
flagell- whip
-gamy sexual function
gen- origin, development
gene- origin, birth
gluc- sweet, sugar
glyc- sweet
hemi- half
hetero- different, other
homo-, homeo- same, similar, like
-hydrate water
hydro- water
hyper- above, excessive
hypo- below, insufficient
inter- between
intra- within, inside
iso- equal
-logy study of
-lysis, -lytic dissolving, splitting
macro- large
meso- middle
micro- small
mito- thread
mono- one
multi- many
oxy- oxygen
phag- eat
-phase a stage or condition
-phil- affinity, preference, loving
-phob- fear
photo- light
-phyll leaf
-phyte plant
pino- drink
poly- many
sacchar- sugar
script- to write
-stasis, -stat remain the same
toxi- poisin
trans- across
tri- three
anti- against, opposed to
con- with, together
deuter- second
ia- disease
karyo- nucleus of cell
leuco- white
lip- fat
mal- bad
mega- very large
-morph form, structure
mut- change
neuro- nerve
oma- tumor
oo- pertaining to an egg
ovo-,ovi- pertaining to an egg
quadr- four
soma-,somat- body
-some body
sperma- seed
-stome opening, mouth
sym-,syn- together, with
tetra- four
uni- consisting of one
zyg- unite
anthropo- human
arche- ancient, primitive
caud- tail
cell- center
cephal- head
chondri- cartilage
clado- branch, root of a tree
coel- hollow
cortic- bark
dendr- tree
echino- spiny
eco- household
ecto- outside
eso- inward, within
extra- beyond, outside
gam- before
-genesis origination of
geo- earth
gymno- naked
haplo- single
herb- pertaining to plants
ic- pertaining to
ichthy- fish
nucle- kernel
-ous full of
-ped, -pod foot
peri- around
permea- pass, go
platy- flat
-pod foot
post- after
pre- before
pseudo- fake
rhiz- rootlike
sect- to cut
solv- loosen, free
terr- earth, land
tymphan- drum
zoo- animal
ampi-, ambi- both
arche- ancient, primitive
arth- joint
aud- hearing
bicep- two heads
bil- bile
bronch- windpipe
cardi- heart
caud- tail
cerebr- brain
cervic- neck
crani- skull
cut- skin
cyst- bladder, capsule
decid- to cut off
digit- finger
dors- back
epi- upon, above
gastr- stomach
glut- buttocks
gnarth- jaw
-helminth worm
heme-, hemo- blood
hepat- liver
herb- pertaining to plants
histo- tissue
inflamm- to set on fire
lact- milk
lat- side
lingu- tongue
mamm- breast
mandib- jaw
my- muscle
nephr- kidney
oligo- few; little
osteo- bone
oto- ear
-ous full of
para- beside
peri- around
proto- first
re- back, again
-renal kidney
seb- grease, oil
sect- to cut
tel- end, distant
troph- nutrue
tymphan- drum
ur- urine
vill- hair
append- to attach, hang aqua-water
ation- the act of
atri- entrance
ax- axis
burs- bag
carn- meat
carn- flesh
carpus- wrist
chym- liquid
-cusp- point, apex
de- removal of, off
derm- skin, covering
dis- apart, away from
erythro- red
fer- bearer
fibr- fiber, thread
follic- small bag
gangli- swelling
grav- heavy
gyn- female
iac- pertaining to
immun- free, exempt
insul- island
-itis inflammation or infection
itchy- fish
kerat- horn
kin- motion
med- middle
mer- part
meta- after, beyond, change
nema- thread
nom- name
omni- all
-osis abnormal condition
path- disease
phen- show, be seen
-phore a bearer
-plasm formative substance, gel
-plast organized particle
por- passage
pro- before, favoring
pulmo- lung
radi- ray
sclero- hard
scope- tube
sin- hollow
sporo- spore
stria- grooved
sub- under
supra-. super- above, over
tax- arrangement of
therm- heat
thesis- placing or putting
trop- turn, react
vas- vessel
viv- live
-vor feeding, nourishment
Created by: smh



Use these flashcards to help memorize information. Look at the large card and try to recall what is on the other side. Then click the card to flip it. If you knew the answer, click the green Know box. Otherwise, click the red Don't know box.

When you've placed seven or more cards in the Don't know box, click "retry" to try those cards again.

If you've accidentally put the card in the wrong box, just click on the card to take it out of the box.

You can also use your keyboard to move the cards as follows:

If you are logged in to your account, this website will remember which cards you know and don't know so that they are in the same box the next time you log in.

When you need a break, try one of the other activities listed below the flashcards like Matching, Snowman, or Hungry Bug. Although it may feel like you're playing a game, your brain is still making more connections with the information to help you out.

To see how well you know the information, try the Quiz or Test activity.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards