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a-
No, Lacking, none
Aseptic technique
ab-
away from
ab-duction
ac-
To, toward
acute?
ad-
-aceus; aceous
Of, or pertaining to
cardi-aceus?
ad-
To, toward
adduction
ac-
adeno-
gland
contains fluid
agri-
field, soil
agriculture
al-
having the character of
al-truistic
alb-
white
albino
-algia
pain
cardialgia
alto-
high
altosphere in the sky
ameb-
change, alteration
an ameoba has no specific shape
amphibi-
leading a double life
amphibians have two lives, one in water and one on land
ampho-;amb-
Both
I don't want a choice, I want both of them!
an-
not, without
anorexic kids don't have enough food
ana-
up
Beam me up, Scotty!
andro-
masculine, man
the LH hormone in men will release androgens, which in turn will make the steroid testosterone
anemo-
Wind
Geez its an emo ic wind!
angio-
vessel
angioplasty is the creation of a vein
ante-
Before; ahead of time
ante-mortem; _ _ _ _ _ _ death
antero-
Front
<<Anterior<<>>Posterior>>
antho-
Flower
anthers are on the top of stamens on a flower
anti-
Against
Anti-musical would be just wrong
anthropo-
Man
Anthropology is the study of the history of man
ap-
To, toward
ap- is the same as ad- and ac-
aqu-
Water
aqualung
archaeo-
Primitive, ancient
Archae Bacteria are some of the first forms of life
arthro-
Jointed
Arthropods have jointed legs
aster-; astro-
Stars
Asteroids are from space;
Astrology is the study of stars
-ate
Used in forming nouns
predic-ate? it has something to do similar to this...
atom-
vapor
atomize this garbage
audi-
hear
something that is audiable can be heard
auto-
self
autonomic means something that can be automatically done by itself
bactr-
Stick, club
sort of like a bat, like in baseball
barb-
Beard
A barbe in French meant the same thing
baro-
weight
barometric pressure is the weight of the air column on top of you
bath-
depth, height
a bath in a swimming pool would be really deep
bene-
well, good
a benefactor would be a person who gives good will
bi-
two; twice; double
bilingual means to be able to speak two languages
bio; bi-
life or living
biology is the study of life
-blast
sprout or germ
sort of like -plast, which is to form, but think in the form of a plant
brachi-
having arms
Brachial Artery is on the arm
branchi-
having fins
The arms of fish
brev-
shorten
brevity is the aspect of being brief
bronch-
windpipe
the bronchus is the airway passage leading to the trachea
calor-
heat
a calorie is a measure of the amount of heat energy that can be produced from a certain amount of food
carb-
coal, carbon
carb - on
cardi-
heart
cardiac arrest
carn-
meat
carnivores eat meat
carp-
fruit
carpe dium (sort of) "seize the fruit of the day"
carpal-
wrist
self explanatory here....
card-
tail
not cardi- but with out the i on its tail
cell-
storeroom; chamber
self explanatory
-cene
new; recent
its a cenic display i've never seen before
centi-
hundredth
don't confuse this one with hecto- which is hundreD
centr-
center
look at the similarities between the words
cephal-
head
en-cephal-itis, inflammation of the brain, but cephalitis would be inflammation of the _ _ _ _.
cervic-
neck
the cervical portion of the spine is the neck region
chem-
referring to chemistry
chem-ical, chem-istry,
chem-osmotic theory.....well not the last one....
chlor-
green
chloroplasts are usually associated with this color.
chrom-;-chrome
color
chromotography paper measures the different spectrums within a certain object
chym-
juice
chyme is the juicy substance that is passed into the small intestine via the pyloric sphynchter
-cide
killing
homocide is the killing of another individual; aka murder
circum-
around; about
circumferance is the length of the edge of a circle
cirro-
hairlike curls
cirrosis is degrading of the liver, but what would happen if this happened on a person's head, specifically the hair?
co-
together; with
co-operate means to work together
cocc-
seed
you plant this in the ground
coel-
hollow
the coelom is the empty body cavity found in most living organisms, except for a very few phyla
coll-
glue
collagen is the substance that gives skin elasticity, so it sort of glues it in place
corn-
with; together
"my buddy and me"
con-
with; together
same as corn- and co-
coni-
cone
a conifer is a plant that has cone like seeds
contra-
against
same as anti-
corp-
body
a corporation is the main body of the business
cosmo-
world; order; form
the cosmos the basically the universe
cotyl-
cup
the cotyledons in a seed are like cups for nutrients
counter-
against
counter attack materia is a great junctioning technique against strong bosses, especially at lvl 5
crypt-
hidden; covered
cryptography is the process of hiding information
-cule; -culus
added to nouns to form words (diminutive)
cal-culus? just remember -cule has something to do with a noun
cumul-
heaped
cumulative review is the big heap of information at the end of every 3 chapters
cuti-
skin
the cuticle is the skin that starts to grow over the fingernail
-cycle; cycl-
ring; circle
a cyclone is a ring of wind
cyst-
bladder, pouch
the cholocyst is the gallbladder, which is a pouch that holds bile
cyt-; -cyte
cell; receptacle
a leukocyte is a white blood cell that attacks and foreign invaders and pathogens
dacty-
finger
dacty- almost seems like digit, which is similar to finger
deca-
ten
dont confuse with deci, which is tenTH
deci-
tenth
dont confuse with deca, which is TEN
deliquese-
become fluid
it sort of looks like squeeze, which u can squeeze water
demi-
half
the magic demi 2 materia will take off half of an enemy's lives, but it only works sometimes
dentri-
tree
think of den-TREE
dent-
tooth
dentists work with teeth
derm-
skin
dermatology is the study of skin disorders
di-
two; double
di-viding something usually means dividing into 2, but not always
dia-
through, across
the diameter goes across the circle length
digit
finger, toe
you have 20 digits in total on your body
din-
terrible
the warlords of nin created a din.... sort of
dis-
apart, out
dis-engage! fly apart from each other
dorm-
sleep
we sleep in a dormatory
dors-
back
your back is sometimes called the dorsal region
du-; duo-
two
DUAL CANNONS!!!
-duct
lead
an aqua-duct will lead water to a certain place
dyan
dark blue
its sort of like cyan, but its dark yan!
dynam
power
a dynamo is a generator, kinda like DYNAMO MAN!!
dys-
ill, bad
dyssentry is an illness
ec-
out of, outside
eccentric people are sometimes outside the group
echin-
spiny, prickly
echinoderms have spiny skin, like starfish
eco-
house
and ecosystem is the house to many animals
ect-
outside; without
the ectoderm is the outer layer that faces outside
-ectomy
removal of
a choloecystectomy is the removal of the gallbladder
electro-
electric, electricity
besides being self explanatory, theres also the electrocardiogram
-em
made of
the "m" stands for made
-emia
blood
hypoglyc-emia!!!
en-
in, into
envisioned means to have an idea visioned in ones brain
encephal-
brain
don't confuse with cephal, which means head
end-; ent-
within, in
endodermis is the cell layer within the root
entero-
intestines
gastro-enter-itis, is inflammation of the stomach and intestines
-eous
nature of, like
gaseous substances have the nature of a gas
epi-
on; above
the epidermis the the outer skin layer, right on top of the ectodermis
-err
wander; go astray
erring is okay; it helps me think
erythro-
red
erythrocytes are red blood cells
ethno-
race; people
an ethnicity is a certain race or group of people
eu-
well, good
eubacteria are the new bacteria because they've been doing well
extra-
beyond; outside of
extracurricular activities are activities outside of school
ex-
out of
ex-ed out of the picture, sort of
-fer
bear; carry; produce
a conifer produces cones
ferro-
iron
fer in french means iron
fibr-
fiber; thread
fibr....fiber....
-rid; fis-
divided into; split
fission is dividing atoms
flect; flex
bend
when you flex ur biceps, you bend your arm
flor-
flower
flora is the flower-ic scenery
fluor-
fluorine
fluor-......fluorine.....
foli-
leaf
if u pronounce it like f-AA-l-EE ("folly") then its like leaves fall, so it s leaf
fract-
break
fractures are broken bones
galact-;galax
milk; mikly fluid
go "lac" tose, which lac means its from milk
gastro-
stomach
gastro-enter-itis, inflammation of the stomach and intestines
geo-
land; earth
geo-ography is the study of the earth and its features
-gen; -gine
producer; farmer
gen seems like genesis which is like producing, and -gine is like engine so its like producing too
-gene; gnee-
origin
our origin is from genes, which make up our DNA
glob-
all; round
a globe is round, and contains all the earth
glottis-
mouth of windpipe
the epiglottis sits on the mouth of the windpipe and prevents food from entering the lungs
glyco-
it is "sweet", but it is also "sugar"
hypo-glyc-emics have low blood sugar
-gest
carry; produce
when we ingest something, we carry it in our stomach a few days...
-gon
angle; corner
poly-gon
-gony
offspring; generation coming into being
hmmm g is for generation, o is for offspring...... can't think of a good one for this one
grade
step; division
the grades in highschool are various steps toward college
-gram
writing; record
an electrocardio-gram is a record of the heart's electrical impulses
-graphy; graph
writing; record
graphs are used in records
-grav
heavy
gravity is sort of a heavy weight on our shoulders
gross
thick
the gross income is the total income or the thickest, most fattest portion
gymno-
naked
gymnosperms have naked seeds
gyn-
female
gynocology is the study of women
gry-
ring; circle; spiral
gry almost is like gyro, which is a spinning ring
haem-; men-
blood
menstruation is the sloughing of blood on the uteran wall
-hal; -hale
breathe, breath
to inhale is to take in a breath
halo-
sea; salt
halite is a mineral salt, and salt is in the sea
hecto-
hundred
the opposite of centi-
-helminth
worm
playhelminthes is the phyla that holds the flat worms
hemi-
half
hemisphere
hepat-
liver
hepatitis is the inflammation of the liver
herb-
grass
herbivores eat grass like plants........ usually
hetero-
different
heterozygotes have two different allele combinations
hex-
six
hexagons have six sides
hibern-
winter
hibernating is sleeping through the winter
hipp-
horse
unfortunately its not hippo.... but the animal starts with an H, ends with an E, with an O R S in between
hist-
tissue
not history, but groups of cells make up this like events make up history
holo-
entire; whole
holo......wholo
homo-
man
homo sapien, the human race
hort-
garden
if liverwort is a plant, it rhymes with hort, which can grow in a garden
hybrid
mongrel
a mongrel is a dog that has many different dog types within it, like a mutt
hydr-
water
hydrodynamics is the dynamics of water
hygr-
wet; moist
kinda like hydro, but its like hygro so its not water, but the effect of water
hypo-
beneath; under; less
hypo-glyc-em-ic is low blood sugar
hyper-
above; beyond; over
hyper-glycemia is too much sugar in the blood
hypho-
weaving
hyphonizing a tapestry.....if that was a word.....
hypno-
sleep
-ia; -iasis
disease of; condition of
skeletia would be a disease of the bones if that was a word
-ic
used to form adjectives
diagnost-ic
ichthy-
fish
chondr-ichty-sis is the phyla of cartilagonous fish
ign-
fire
igniting something usually is pertaining to a fire
im-
not
immobile is not mobile
in-
to; toward; into
sort of like in-tra but intra is its own root word
in-
not
indisposable, not disposable
-ine
of, pertaining to
gastrine would be pertaining to the stomach if that was a word
infra-
below; beneath
think that infrared is the red below red on the light spectrum
inter-
between
intercostal space is the space inbetween the ribs
intra-
within; inside
intraverts keep things to themselves
-ion
go; come
a stallion goes and comes between cities
-ism
state or condition
an organ-ism is the condition of being alive......maybe
iso-
equal; same
an iso-tonic solution has the same amounts of solutes as solvent
-itis
inflammation of
hepatitis is inflammation of the liver
kilo-
thousand
a kilometer is a thousand meters
lachry
tear
a lachrymose speach is one that causes many tears
lact-
milk
lactose is the sugar found in milk
-less
without
worthless is something without any worth
leuk-
white; bright; light
leukocytes are white blood cells
lign-
wood
sort of looks like light, and you light wood on fire
lin-
line
linear deals with lines
lingu-
tongue
a linguistic is a person who helps people with speach impediments
liqu-
to become fluid or liquid
liquify is the exact definition
lip-
fat
a lipo-suction sucks all the fat out of obese people
lith-; -lite
stone; petrifying
lithos is the Greek word for stone
loc-
place
location is a place
-logy
study
biology is the study of life
-lysis; -lyte; -lyst
dissolve; decompose
glyco-lysis is the breaking down of sugar into energy
macro-
large
a macrophage is a large bacterium
malle-
hammer
something that is malleable is hammer-able
mamm-
breast
a mammogram is a test that women go to see if they have breast cancer
marg-
border; edge
a margin is the blank border around a document
mast-
breast
a mastectomy would be the removal of the breasts
med-
middle
the median is the middle number
mela; melan-
black; dark
people with large amounts of melanin have dark skin
mes-
middle; half; intermediate
the mesoderm is the middle layer in the skin in most plants and animals
meg-
great; million
MEGA FLARE!!!
meteor-
lofty; high; in air
meteors are generally high in the air
-meter; -metry
way of measuring
geometry is a math focussed on measuring
micro-
small
microphages are small bacteria
milli-
thousandTH
not million, which is MEGA
mis-
wrong; incorrect
to misinterpret something is to interpret it incorrectly
mole-
mass
a mole in chemistry is the atomic weight of a substance. You get it using the atomic mass
mono-
one; single
mono y mono. one on one
mont-
mountain
montagne, or mountain in french
mort-
death
post mortem....
mov-; mot
move
besides only missing an 'e', there is also motivate, which is moving
morph
shape; form
polymorphism- many shapes
multi-
many
multiple things are many things
mycel-
threadlike
mycelikc fibers.......if that was a word
mycet-
fungus
ascomycetes is a type of fungus that produces ascospores
myria-
many
many has a m, an a, and a y, and so does myria......
mell-
soft
a mellow sound is a soft sound
nas-
nose
the naso-pharynx is the region in the back of the throat connecting to the nasal passages
nemat
thread
nematoeds have thread like bodies.......sort of
neo-
new; recent
neo-genesis, the new birth
nephro-
kidney
nephritis.....
-ner
moist; liquid
moistener?
neur-; nerv-
nerve; tendon
neurons are nerve cells
noct-; nox-
night
nocternal animals come out at night
-node
knot
node almost looks like knot
-nomy; nome
distribute; arrange; law
economy deals with law
non-
not
nondisjunction is not breaking something apart
not-
back
the notocord runs down your back
nuc-
center
the nucleus is the center of the atom
ob-
against
something that obstructs is against the flow
ocul-
eye
something that is occular deals with the eye, ie occular lenses
oct-
eight
octogons have eight sides
odent-
tooth
o-dent- has a dent in it, which is tooth
-oid
similar in form or shape
asteroid is something that resembles a star
olf-
smell
the olfactory senses are those of which your nose detects
-oma
tumor
a carcinoma is a tumor that is on the skin
omni-
all
OMNISLASH!!!! IT ATTACKS ALL POINTS!!!
oo-
egg
oogenesis is the formation of eggs within a female
opthal
eye
an opthalmologist is a doctor who does eye surgeries
opt-; -opay
eye; vision
an optomotrist is the person who gives you glasses
orb-
circle
the orbit is the somewhat circular path the earth travels on around the sun
orth-
straight; correct; right
an orthodontist will correct or straighten your teeth
oscu-
mouth
the sc part of o-sc-ular makes your tongue touch your throat....so it must be mouth.....
-osis
disease of
a diagnosis explains the disease
oste-
bone
osteoporosis is the degradation of bones
-ous
full of; abounding in
nebulous is the state of being abundant in stars
ov-
egg
the ovum holds the ggs in the female
oxy-
sharp; acid; oxygen
oxy.......oxygen
pachy-
thick
a thick patch of grass
paleo-
old; anceint
paleontology is the study of studying old things....in a simple definition
palm-
broad; flat
your palm can be a broad and flat plane
pan-
all
a pandemic goes all across the country, maybe even the world
par-
beside; near; equal; bring forth
to be par in golf is to come out equal, neight negative nor positive, just 0
path-; -pathy
disease; suffering
a pathologist will identify a disease
per-
through
per os means through the mouth
peri-
around; on all sides
when looking through a periscope, you observe your surroundings around you
permea-
pass; go
something that is permeable allows substances through
phage-
eat
phagia is the process of eating
pheno-
show
a phenotype is a distinctive appearance of an organism
phil-
loving; fond of
a philanthropist is a lover of mankind
-phobia
excessive fear of
cholostrophobia is the fear of confined spaces
phon-; phone
sound
you hear sound through a phone
-phore
bearer
a metaphor is carried beyond literal meaning...or i guess you could say bore beyond literal meaning
photo-
light
a photon is a particle of light
phyc-
seaweed; algae
a phyca would then be a type of plant, probably nonvascular...
-phyll
leaf
chlorophyll is the substance in leaves that make it light absorbing
physi-
nature; natural qualities
physiology is the study of the body's natural abilities
-phyte; phyt
plant
The gametophyte is a stage in plant development
plan-
roaming; wandering
This happens when you don't have a plan
plasm-; -plast
form; formed into
a rhinoplasty is a reformation of the nose
pleur-
rib; lung
the pleural space is the space between ribs and lungs
pneumo
lungs; air
pneumonia is when fluid gets inside of the lungs......actually its the disease that occurs when that happens
pod-
foot
a podiatrist treats people with injured feet
poly-
many; several
polymorphism is many shapes
por-
opening
a pore is an opening in the skin
port-
carry
something that is portable is carry-able...
post-
after; behind
post mortem is after death
pom-
fruit
the pommel on a sword is the stone at the end of the hilt, however, if it is red, it can remind you of an apple, which is a fruit
pro-
before; ahead of time; forward; favoring; before
think of pre....
proto-
first; primary
a prototype is the first model
pseud-
false; deceptive
a pseudonym is a false name
pter-
having wings or fins
a pterydactl had wings....probably not fins
pulmo-
lung
pulmonary arteries leave the heart to go to the lungs
puls-
drive; push
the heart drives the rhythm of the heart
pyr-
heat; fire
a pyrotechnic deals with fire
quadr-
four; fourfold
a quadrilateral had 4 sides
quin-
five
quintiplets are 5 kids birthed at the same time
radi-
ray; spoke of wheel; energy in rays
the radius is a ray from the center of the circle
re-
again; back
to repeat something is to do it again
rect-
correct; right
think that the rectal thermometer gives the most accurate temperature
ren-
kidney
the renal area deals with the kidneys
ret-
net; made like a net
ret and net rhyme
-rhage
flow
hemorrhage is where blood flows into different organs around where its not supposed to be
-rhaphy
suture
think that therapy can include sewing up a wound, which uses a "_ _ _ _ _ _"!
-rhea
flow
diarrhea is the flow of crap out of the body, usually when its too loose
rhin-
nose
rhinos have spiked noses
rhiz-
root
microrhizzae have a symbiotic relationship with the roots of plants
rubr-
red
rubr almost looks like rubber, which can have a reddish color
sacchari-
sugar
saccharides are sugars in the blood
sapr-
rotten
a saprophyte is a plant that feeds on rotton decaying material
saur-
lizard
a dinosaur is a gigantic lizard
scler-
hard
arteriosclerosis is the hardening of arteries and veins
sci-
know
in science you strive for knowledge
scope
look; observe
you look through a calidoscope
-scribe; script
write
scribes are writers; i guess they could write a script if they really wanted to
semi-
half; partly
semi-full is half full
sept
partition; seven
septillion is the 7th place after million
septic
putrefaction; infection
septic tanks are probably thriving with infectious diseases
sex-
six
sextillion is the sixth place after million
-sis
condition; state
a diagnosis is a measure of ones conditions
solv-
loosen; free
the solvent is the substance that usually loosens the solute
somn-
sleep
insomnia is the inability to sleep
son-
sound
sonic boom
spasm
tightening
a muscle spasm is a sudden tightening of a muscle that causes a twitch
spec-; spice-
look at
spectacles were another name for glasses, which are needed to look at objects
sperm-
seed
sperm is the seed that fertilizes an egg
spher-
ball
a sphere is a perfect ball created with the infinite rotations of a circle around a single point
-spire
breathe
the respire is to breathe
spore
seed
a spore is a seed like thing of a fungus
stat-
standing; placed
a statue is usually standing and is well placed
stell-
stars
stellar things are usually related to stars
stern-
breast; chest
the sternum is the bone in the middle of chest
stom; stome
mouth
a stoma is the opening or mouth of the result of an illiostomy or related surgery
strat-
layer
something that is striated has stripes, and something that is striped usually has layers
stereo-
solid; in 3 dimensions
stereocillia have solid cillia
-stomy
to make an opening into
a cholostomy is an opening in the of a hole in the colon to drain liquid crap into a bag
strict-
drawn tight
to constrict something is to squeeze it tightly
styl-
pillar
pillars sometimes have good style
sub-
under; below
a submarine is a boat that goes under the water
super-
over; above; on top
something that is supersonic is something that is faster than the speed of sound
sur-
over; above; on top
in french sur meant on top of
sym-; syn
together
symbiosis
tachy-
quick or swift
tachycardia is a quick rhythm
tarso-
ankle
not the torso, but think of the torso of the foot/leg.... sort of
tax-
arrangement
taxonomy is the arrangement of all the animals on the planet
tele-
far off; at a distance
telephones are used to communicate to places far away
terr-
earth
TERRA!!
tetr-
four
a tetrahedron has four faces
thall-
young shoot
thall almost eems like tall, which a young shoot is not
therm-
heat
thermodynamics is the dynamics of heat
-torn
cut; slice
something that is torn usually is cut or sliced
toxic-
poison
toxic barf inflicts the status of poison which can easily be cured by casting esuna
top-
place
a topigraphic map indicates the terrain of a place
trans-
across
the transcontinental railroad went from east to west United States
tri-
three
a triangle has three sides
trich-
hair
unlike cirro, this actually means hair
trop-
turning; changing
tropical environments are always changing....sometimes....
troph-
one who feeds; well fed
pigs eat from a troph, and they are well fed
-ule
diminutive
not adding nouns to form words(diminutive) but the diminutive itself
ultra-
beyond
ultrasonic is way beyond the speed of sound
ur-
urine
ur....urine
vas-
vassel
vasoconstriction is when your vessels are constricted
vect-
carry
vect has a c, and the c is for carry
ven-; vent
come
a vent allows air to come and go
ventr-
belly
the ventre in french is the stomach, or belly area
vice-
in place of
the vice president is in place of the president in case of incapacity
vig-
strong
vigor is an amount of strength
vit-;vive-
life
besides vie meaning life in french, vital things are essential for life
volv-
roll; wander
volvos maybe weren't that reliable, and could have had the tendency to roll and wander
vor-
devour; eat
to have a voracious appetite means that you are ready to eat anything
xanthin-
yellow
i think that xanthin just means yellow anyway
zo; zoa
animal
zoos contain animals
zyg-
yolk
a zygote is a mix of sperm and egg, which is inside the yolk in an egg.... sort of
zym
yeast
zym has a y, and y is for yeast