Lab Information

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Useful Latin Word Roots

  • acant-a spine, thorn
  • acar- tiny
  • aci- a point, barb
  • acro- tip
  • affini- related
  • allo- other, different
  • ante- before
  • apo- away asper rough
  • atro- terrible, cruel
  • aur- ear bact a rod
  • barb- a beard
  • bell- beautiful
  • bio- life
  • blan- blind
  • blenn- slime
  • caerule- blue
  • camp-flexible
  • cand- white
  • cant- song
  • card- heart
  • carn- flesh
  • cephla- head
  • clist- closed
  • clupe-a river fish
  • cod-tail
  • coec- blind
  • coel- hollow
  • coloss- giant
  • comm- ornamentation
  • con- together
  • coron- crown
  • cross- fringe
  • croto- rattle
  • cryph- hidden
  • cyan- dark blue
  • cyn- dog
  • cyprid- lovely
  • cyt- cell
  • dactyl- finger
  • dent- tooth
  • derm- skin
  • dorm- sleep
  • eleuther- free
  • emer- domestic
  • enter- between
  • erythr- red
  • etheo- strain
  • faci- appearance
  • fasciat- banded
  • fer- bear, carry
  • fil- thread
  • fistul- tube
  • flav- yellow
  • fluvi- river
  • form- shape
  • gala- galax, malk
  • gerous- bearing
  • glab- smooth
  • gloss- tongue
  • gracil- slender
  • grand- large, great
  • grav- heavy
  • gyn- female
  • hadr- stout
  • hapl- single
  • helmin- worm
  • hemi- one half
  • hermos- beautiful
  • herpes- creeping
  • heter- other, different
  • histo- tissue
  • hypen- a moustache
  • hyper- over, above, excessive
  • hypho- web
  • hypo- beneath
  • ianth- violet
  • illum- small
  • incis- cut into
  • infer- underneath
  • infra- below
  • infract- broken
  • ini- nape
  • ium- small
  • labr- lip
  • lachr- tears
  • laci- torn
  • lacun- space, cavity
  • laem- throat
  • laeo- left hand side
  • lat- wide
  • lepi- scale
  • lept- slender
  • leuc- white
  • lith- stone
  • loph- crest, tuft
  • lori- parrot
  • luci- pike
  • lun- moon
  • lut- yellow
  • macr- long
  • macula- spotted
  • major- larger
  • mal- bad
  • mars- bag, pouch
  • mast- jaws, mouth
  • medi- middle
  • meg- large
  • melas- black
  • meso- middle
  • mest- full
  • met- between, with
  • meta- boundary
  • meter- measure
  • micr- small
  • mon- single
  • morph- form
  • negr- black
  • neo- new
  • nex- bond
  • noct- night
  • nom- name
  • nov- new
  • occiden- western
  • och- support or hold
  • ochr- yellow
  • oik- house
  • oliv- olive-green
  • olla- jar
  • opso- dainty food
  • opt- eye
  • orbi- circle
  • ost- bone
  • oto- ear
  • pach- thick
  • pale- ancient; straw
  • papill- nipple
  • pari- cheek
  • pars- part
  • parv- small
  • ped- foot
  • pel- dusky
  • peri- around
  • phil- loving
  • phy- produce
  • pinn- feather, wing
  • pisc- fish
  • placid- pleasing, smooth
  • plan- level
  • pletho- in excess
  • psamm- sand
  • psil- naked
  • pter- wing
  • pty- fold
  • ptych- fold
  • pulch- beautiful
  • punctat- marked with pricks
  • pyro- fire
  • radi- ray
  • rept- creep
  • reticul- network
  • retr- behind
  • rheo- current
  • rhynch- snout
  • rict- open-mouthed
  • rino- nose
  • ripi- fan
  • rupt- broken
  • rynch- snout
  • sacc- sack
  • saco- shield
  • sagitt- arrow
  • sarc- flesh
  • saur- lizard
  • sciaen- sea fish
  • sect- cut
  • semi- half
  • semper- always
  • serr- saw
  • seth- sieve
  • sicc- dry
  • sil- snub-nosed
  • sipho- tube
  • sol- alone
  • spect- see or look at
  • spectabil- remarkable
  • spel- cave
  • stell- star
  • stern- breast
  • stict- punctured
  • stig- prick
  • stil- drop
  • stilb- glitter
  • stom- mouth
  • strat- layer
  • strict- tight
  • strob- whorl
  • supra- above
  • symp- squeeze together
  • syn- together
  • tach- fast
  • tang- touch
  • taut- same
  • tel- far
  • tera- wonder
  • tere- smooth
  • tesselat- checkered
  • thal- young
  • trach- rough
  • tran- across
  • tuber- knot
  • tych- chance
  • umbr- shade
  • vari- change
  • virid- green
  • vit- life
  • vulga- common
  • xeno- foreign
  • xiph- sword
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