Etymology 8 Flashcards


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port-

carry; Example: portly, import, export

2

post-

after; behind; Example; posterity, postpone

3

pom-

fruit; Example: pomegranate

4

pre-

before; ahead of time

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prim-

first; Example: primate, primitive, primordial

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pro-

forward; favoring; before; Example: progress, procrastinate, propellant, pronoun

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procto-

rectum; anus; Example: proctology, proctoscope

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proto-

first; primary; Example: protomartyr, prototype

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pseudo-

false; deceptive; Example: pseudonym, pseudoscience

10

psych-

mind; Example: psychopath, psychedelic, psychology

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pter-

having wings or fins; Example: helicopter, dipterous

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pulmo-

lung; Example: apulmonism, mesopulmonum, pleuropulmonary

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puls-

drive; push; Example: compulsion, impulse, propulsion

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pyr-

heat; fire; Example: pyrosis, pyrite, pyracantha

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quadr-

four

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quin-

five

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radi-

ray; Example: radiant, radio, radius

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re-

again; back

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rect-

right; correct; Example: correct, direct, rectangle

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ren-

kidney; Example: renicardiac, renocutaneous, renogram

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ret-

net; made like a net

22

rhag-; -rrhage

burst forth; Example: hemorrhage, bronchorrhagia

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rhe-; -rrhea

flow; Example: gonorrhea

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rhin-

nose; Examples: rhinencephalon, rhinalgia

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rhiz-

root; Example: rhizophagous, rhizogenic

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rhodo-

rose; Example: rhodolite, rhododendron

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roto-

wheel

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rubr-

red

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sacchar-

sugar

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sapr-

rotten; Example: saprophyte, sapremia

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sarc-

flesh; Example: sarcoma, ectosarc

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saur-

lizard; Example: dinosaur, pterosaur

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schis-; schiz-

split; divide; Example: schizocarp, schizogony

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sci-

know; Example: omniscience

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scler-

hard; Example: atherosclerosis

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-scop-

look; device for seeing

37

-scribe; -script

write

38

semi-

half; partly

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sept-

partition; seven

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-septic

infection; putrefaction; Example: antiseptic, septicemia

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sess-

sit; Example: assess, session

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sex-

six

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-sis

condition; state

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sol-

sun; Example: parasol, solstice

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solv-

loosen; free; Example: solve, absolve, dissolve

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som-; somat-; -some

body

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somn-

sleep

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son-

sound; Example: consonant, unison, resonate

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spec-; spic-

look at

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-sperm-

seed

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-spher-

ball; round

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spir-; -spire

breathe; Example: respire

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-spor-

seed; Example: sporangium (case or sac in which spores are produced), sporadic