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Vocab Unit 9

Greek and Latin Roots

biology a science that deals with things that are alive, such as plants and animals; the study of life
biodegradable capable of being slowly destroyed and broken down into very small parts by natural processes
biography the story of a real person's life written by someone other than that person
photography the art, process, or job of taking pictures with a camera; named after the original process that used light to expose an image on special paper
photosynthesis the process by which a green plant turns water and carbon dioxide into food when the plant is exposed to light
photon a tiny particle of light or electromagnetic radiation
Philadelphia a US city founded by William Penn, a Quaker who believed in peace
philanthropist a wealthy person who gives money and time to help make life better for other people
philosophy the study of ideas about knowledge, truth, the nature and meaning of life; your personal beliefs or opinions related to life
bibliophile a person who loves or collects books