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paleo
ancient

paleontology-study of the past from fossil remains
para
near, beside

parasite-an organism that lives with or in another organism
patho
disease

pathology-study of the nature of diseases
ped
foot

pedal-a lever pressed by the foot
per
through

permeable-capable of being permeated
peri
around, about

pericardium-the membrane that encloses the heart
phag
eat

phagomania-an eating obsession
phase
stage, appearance

metaphase-the phase where chromosomes line up along the equator of the cell
pheno
to show

phenomenon-an observable factor or event
phil
love

philanthropy-goodwill to fellowmen
phos or photo
light

photon-a unit of intensity of the light at the retina
phyll
leaf

chlorophyll-a green pigment usually found in the chloroplasts of plants
phylon
related group

phylogeny-the evolutionary history of a kind of organism
pino
to drink

pinocytosis-the uptake of fluid and dissolved fluids by a cell
plasm
molded image, form

plastic-capable of being molded or formed
plast
formed object

leucoplast-a colorless plastid
platy
flat, broad

plateau-a land area having a level surface raised sharply above surrounding environment
pleur
side

pleurisy-inflammation of the pleura
pod
foot

tripod-a 3 legged stand
poly
many

polymorphic-a state of existing in or assuming different forms
post
after

postmortem-after death
pre
before, in front of

premature-happening before the proper time
pro
before, in front of

program-a public notice
proto
first

prototype-a standard or typical type
pseuso
false

pseudopodia-a temporary protrusion of the cytoplasm
pter
wing

archaeopterx-a primitive crow sized bird
pulmo
lung

pulmonary-relating to the lungs
re
again

recall-to call back/again
renal
kidney

renal failure-kidney failure
rota
wheel

rotate-radiating like the spokes of a wheel
rhino
nose

rhinoplasty-plastic surgery on the nose
sapro
rotten, putrid

saprophyte-saprophytic organism
sal
salt

saline-containing salt
sclero
hard

sclerosis-pathological hardening of tissue