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Zoological Roots

human anatomy 2019

TermDefinition
a- without, not, negative
ab- away from
ad-, af-, an-, at- to or toward
adipo- fat
aero- air, gas, oxygen
alba- white
ambi-, amphi- both, double
ana- apart
ante-, antero- before, previous to
anti- against
arthro- joint
auto- self
bio- life, live
bis-, bi- two, double
blast- germ
brachi- arm
-brevis short
bronchi- windpipe
-bulla blister
capit head
cata- down
cauda- tail
cephalo-, cranio- head
chemo- chemical
chondr- cartilage, granule
circum- around, about
-clast to break
co- with, together
-cost rib
-cox hip
cruci- cross
cubit- elbow
cyto- cell
de-, des- from, away, lost
delta- triangle
dent- tooth
derm- skin
dextr- right hand
di- two, double
dia- across, through
diplo- double
-duct lead
duo- two
dura- hard
e-, ex-, ef- out of, from
ecto- on the outside of, outer
ella-, -ium, -olus, -olum, -culus, -culum, -cle, -cule these are diminutives, i.e. the signify a small thing
en-, endo- in, inside
entero- intestine, gut
epi- upon, above
erythro- red
eu- true, well, real
ex-, extra- beyond, additional, outside of
-fer bear, carry, possess
-flex bending, turning
-gaster- stomach
gene-, gen- producing
-glossa- tongue
haplo- single, simple
hem-, heme- blood
hemi- half
hepato- liver
hetero- other, different
histo- tissue
holo- entire, whole
homo- alike, same, equal
hydro-, hygro- water
hyper- above
hypo- under
-ia, -id, -osis, -tion, -y- state of, condition
im-, in- in (implant, ingest, inherit)
infra- below
inter- between
intra-, intro- into
iso- same, equal to
-ist, -or, -er, -ite agent of
itis- inflammation
lact- milk
later-, latus- side
leuco- white
lingua- tongue
lympho-, lyo- water
macro- large
maxilla- jaw
meso- middle
meta- between, beyond, after
micro- small
mito- thread
mono- one, single
-morph- form
myo- muscle
necro- dead
neo- new
nephro- kidney
neuro- nerve
nom-, -onomy name
nuc- nut
o-, ovo- egg
ob- in front of, inverse
-oid resemblance
oligo- few
ortho- straight
osse-, ost-, os- bone
para- side by side, near
pariet- wall
-ped foot
peri- around
-phage, phag to eat
-phile to love, require, attraction
photo- light
-physis to grow
-plasm, -plast anything formed
-pleur- side
pod-, ped- foot
poly- many
post-, postero- after
pre- before
-proctum- anus
proto- first
pseudo- false
-pteron, -pter wing
pulmo- lung
quadr- four
re-, retro- again, turn back, turn again
rect- straight
ren- kidney
-rhage, -rhea flow
sagitta- arrow
sarc- flesh
scler- hard
-sect to cut
semi- half, part way
septa- wall
soma- body
-stasis stop
stom- mouth
sub- under, below
super-, supra- over, above, beyond
sym-, syn- together, resemble
tel-, tele- far, distant
teres- round
tetra- four
thyro- door, shield
-tom to cut
tri- three
-troph nourishment, growth, food
uni- one
vaso- vessel
villi- shaggy
viscer- organs
vita- life
zoo- animal
zygo- join, united, yoked together
Created by: Tony_V
 

 



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