Prefixes And Suffixes Used In Science

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					          Common Prefixes and Suffixes Used In Science Vocabulary

PREFIX    MEANING                     SUFFIX     MEANING
anti-     against                     -cyst      pouch
anthro-   Pertaining to man           -derm      skin, layer
arth-     joint, jointed              -gen       producing
auto-     self                        -itis      inflammation
bio-      related to life             -logy      study
chloro-   green                       -meter     measurement
cyto-     cell                        -morph     shape
di-       double                      -osis      condition, disease
epi-      above                       -phage     eater
exo-      outer, external             -phase     stage
gastro-   stomach                     -pod       foot
hemo-     blood                       -stasis    stationary condition
herb-     pertaining to plants
hetero-   different
homeo-    same
macro-    large
micro-    small
multi-    consisting of many units
osteo-    bone
photo-    pertaining to light
plasm-    forming substance
proto-    first
syn-      together
     Common Prefixes and Suffixes Used In Science Vocabulary


PREFIX        MEANING                   SUFFIX            MEANING