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GYV Root Words Ch. 1

It's in the Genes: gen; gener

gene a biological unit of material passed from parent to child that determines which traits the child will inherit
congenital occurring at birth and is often used to describe medical conditions
progeny the offspring of living organisms
generate to bring into existence or to make happen
genre type, class, category
generic like all the other in a category or class; ordinary
Suffix -ic or -ics having the quality or nature of something (e.g. hero + ic = heroic -- having qualities of a hero)
Suffix -al having the quality or physical makeup of something (e.g. alphabet + al = alphabetical -- arranged in the order of the alphabet)
Suffix -ate used to make a verb out of a noun and means "to cause to be" or "to make"
Prefix pro- "forward" or "before" (e.g. pro- + active = proactive -- ready to take action before event occurs)
Created by: chansel



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