Bio Molec Commonly Used Word Parts

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  1. Amphi-
    • both
    • example- amphibian: a type of vertebrate that lives both on land and in water
  2. ante-
    • Before
    • Example- anterior: front of an organism
  3. anti-
    • against
    • Example- antibiotic: substance, such as penicillin, capable of killing bacteria
  4. arche-
    • ancient
    • Example- Archaeopteryx: an ancient, fossilized bird
  5. arthro-
    • joint
    • Example- arthritis: a painful disease affecting the joints
  6. bio-
    • life
    • Example- biology: the study of life
  7. chloro-
    • green
    • Example- chlorophyll: green pigment in plants; needed for photosynthesis
  8. chondro-
    • cartilage
    • Example- Chondrichthyes: fish whose skeletons are made of cartilage
  9. cyte0
    • cell
    • Example- cytology: the study of cells
  10. derm-
    • skin
    • Example- Dermatology: the study of the skin
  11. ecto
    • outer, outside
    • Example- ectoderm: the outer tissue layer in many organisms
  12. endo-
    • inner, inside
    • Example- endoderm: the inner tissue layer in many organisms
  13. gastro-
    • stomach
    • Example- gastritis: inflammation of the stomach or stomach lining
  14. gen-
    • produce
    • Example- generate: to make, produce, or bring into being
  15. hemi-
    • half
    • Example- hemisphere: half of a sphere
  16. hetero-
    • different
    • Example- heterogeneous: made of unrelated or various parts
  17. homeo-
    • the same
    • Example- homeostasis: maintaining steady internal conditions
  18. hydro
    • water
    • Example- hydroponics: growing plants in water instead of soil
  19. hyper-
    • above, over
    • Example- hypertension: blood pressure that is higher than normal
  20. hypo-
    • below, under
    • Example- hypothermic: body temperature that is below normal
  21. inter
    • between, among
    • Example- interpersonal: relationships between or among people
  22. intra-
    • within
    • Example- intracellular: inside of a cell
  23. -logy
    • study of
    • Example- biology: the study of life
  24. marco-
    • large
    • Example- marcomolecule: large molecule, such as DNA or a protein
  25. mega-
    • large
    • Example- megaspore: a large spore produced by some ferns and flowering plants
  26. meta-
    • change
    • Example- metamorphosis: change in form
  27. micro-
    • small
    • Example- microscope: a tool for looking at very small objects
  28. morph-
    • form
    • Example- morphology: the study of the form of an organism
  29. neo-
    • new
    • Example- neonatal: newborn
  30. para
    • near, on
    • Example- parasite: organism that lives on and feeds on another organism
  31. peri-
    • around
    • Example- pericardium: the membrane around the heart
  32. photo-
    • light
    • Example- pericardium: the membrane around the heart
  33. -phyte-
    • plant
    • Example- epiphyte: plant that lives on another plant, as in the branches of trees
  34. poly-
    • many
    • Example- polypeptide: many amino acids joined together to make a protein
  35. pre-
    • before
    • Example- prediction: a forecast of events before they take place
  36. semi-
    • partially
    • Example- semitransparent: allowing some, but not all, light to pass through
  37. sub-
    • under
    • Example- submarine: a boat that travels underwater
  38. syn-
    • with
    • Example- synapse: a place where two or more nerves come together
  39. trans-
    • across
    • Example- transcontinental: going across a continent

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