Etymology 8 Flashcards


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-spor-

seed

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stat-; -stasis

standing; placed; staying; Example: station, status, statue, static, homeostasis, bacteriostasis

3

stell-

stars; Example: constellation

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sten-

narrow; Example: stenosis, stent, stenography

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stern-

chest; breast; Example: sternum, sternalgia, sternite

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stom-; -stome

mouth; Example: stomatoplasty

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strat-

layer

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stereo-

solid; 3-dimensional; Example: stereoscope, stereotype

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strict-

drawn tight; Example: constrict, stricture (abnormal narrowing of a bodily canal)

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styl-

pillar; Example: stylobate, stylograph

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sub-

under; below; Example: submarine, subway, subpar

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super-; sur-

over; above; on top; Example: supervisor, surname, surface

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sym-; syn-

together; Example: symphony, symmetry

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tachy-

quick; swift; Example: tachygraphy, tachypnea, tachycardia

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tarso-

ankle; Example: tarsus, metatarsus

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tax-

arrange; put in order; Example: taxonomy

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tele-

far off; distant; Example: telegraph, telekinesis, television

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telo-

end; Example: telodendria

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terr-

earth; land

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tetr-

four

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thall-

young shoot; Example: thallus

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-the-; -thes-

put; Example: epithet, synthesis, thesis

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-thel-

cover a surface

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-therm-

heat

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-tom-

cut; slice

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toxico-

poison; Example: toxalbumin, toxicogenic

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top-

place; Example: topography, dystopia

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trache-

windpipe; Example: tracheotomy

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trans-

across

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tri-

three

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trich-

hair; Example: trichocyst, tricholith

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-trop-

turn; change; Example: tropism, tropophilous, entropy

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-troph-

nourishment; one who feeds

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turb-

whirl

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-ul-; -ule

diminutive; small

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ultra-

beyond

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uni-

one

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ur-

urine

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-ura

tail

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vas-

vessel; Example: vasoconstrictor, cardiovascular

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vect-

carry; Example: convection, vector

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ven-; vent-

come

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ventr-

belly; underside

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-verge

turn; slant; Example: convergent

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vig-

strong; Example: vigor

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vit-; viv-

life; Example: vitamin, vital

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volv-

roll; wander

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-vor-

devour; eat; Example: voracious, carnivore, devour

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xanth-

yellow

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xero-

dry; Example: xeroderma, xerophyte

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xyl-

wood; Example: xylem, xylene

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zo-; -zoa

animal; Example: metazoa, protozoa

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zyg-

joined together; Example: zygospore, zygote

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zym-

yeast; Example: azymous