Module 12 - Animals, Plants, and Minerals

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Module 12 - Animals, Plants, and Minerals
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Greco-Latin terminologies in medical and biological sciences, Module 12
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  1. acanth-
    thorn; prickle
  2. al-
    pter-
    pteryg-
    wing
  3. amygdal-*
    almond
  4. anth-
    flor-
    flower; blossom
  5. api-
    meliss-
    • bee
    • *[no connecting vowel follows api-]
  6. arachn-*
    spider; spider-like; spider web; web-like
  7. arbor-
    tree
  8. av-
    ornith-
    • bird
    • *[av- + "i" (cv)]
  9. bacc-
    cocc-
    berry
  10. blast-*
    bud; germ; embryonic cell
  11. carp-*
    fruit; seed
  12. clad-
    ram-
    branch
  13. cortic-*
    bark; outer layer
  14. cyn-
    can-
    dog
  15. entom-
    insect-
    insect
  16. felin-
    ailur-
    cat
  17. flagell-
    whip; whip-like appendage
  18. flocc-
    floccul-
    tuft of hair
  19. foli-
    phyll-
    leaf
  20. formic-
    • ant
    • *[this root will use suffix -iasis, not -osis]
  21. frond-
    leaf; leafy branch; frond
  22. helminth-
    verm-
    vermin-
    • worm
    • *[helminth- will use suffix -iasis, not -osis]
  23. herp-
    herpet-
    reptile; snake; spreading blister
  24. hipp-
    horse
  25. ichthy-
    fish; scaly [adj.]
  26. pisc-
    fish
  27. lign-
    hyl-
    xyl-
    wood
  28. mid-
    nest
  29. nuc-
    nut
  30. onych-
    onyx-
    ungu-
    ungul-
    nail; hoof; claw
  31. phyt-
    plant; growth
  32. saur-
    lizard
  33. set-
    • bristle; seta [pl. setae] 
    • (bristle- or hair-like structures on living organisms, eg. paint brushes)
  34. spin-*
    thorn; spine
  35. spor-
    spore
  36. trich-
    hair
  37. zo-
    animal; living organism
  38. anthrac-*
    coal
  39. argent-*
    silver
  40. carbon-
    carbon
  41. chrys-*
    aur-*
    gold
  42. cupr-
    copper
  43. lith-
    petr-
    rock; stone
  44. plumb-
    lead
  45. sider-
    ferr-
    iron
  46. thi-
    sulphur
  47. bacter-
    bacteria
  48. carn-
    flesh
  49. chem-
    chemical
  50. corpor-
    body; corpus
  51. cry-
    extreme cold; extremely cold [adj.]
  52. hum-
    soil; earth
  53. loc-
    top-
    place; location
  54. meteor-
    weather; atmosphere
  55. nos-
    morb-
    disease
  56. nyct-
    nyctal-
    noct-
    night; during the night
  57. phot-
    luc-
    lumen-
    light
  58. physi-
    nature
  59. psychr-
    • cold
    • [either a noun or an adjective]
    • [ALWAYS followed by a connecting vowel, even if attached to a termination which begins with vowel or h]
  60. pyr-
    heat; fire
  61. pyret-
    fever
  62. sol-
    heli-
    sun
  63. ge-
    terr-
    the earth; land
  64. therm-
    heat; temperature
  65. trop-
    a turning; change
  66. -seta [pl. setae]
    • seta [pl. setae]; bristle
    • (bristle- or hair-like structures on living organisms, eg. paint brushes)
  67. -vore
    • one which feeds on (something)
    • *[preceded by the connecting vowel i]
  68. -vorous
    • feeding on (something)
    • *[preceded by the connecting vowel i]

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