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    • Prefixes & Suffixes
      Scientific Vocabulary
    • a-
      not, without
      amoral – not moral
      abiotic – not living characteristics
      asexual – not sexual
      asymmetrical – not symmetrical
      anaerobic – without oxygen
    • auto-
      by itself
      • automatic – weapon that shoots by itself (without reloading)
      • autotroph – eats what it produces by itself
      • automobile – moves by itself
    • bi-
      • bipedal – walks on 2 feet
      • biracial – born of 2 races
      • bisexual – sex with 2 sexes
      • binary fission – bacteria reproduction of dividing into 2 parts
      • bilateral symmetry – symmetry of dividing into 2 sides
      • binomial nomenclature – naming of species by using 2 names
      • two, 2, both
    • bio-
      • biology – study of living things
      • biosphere – living things on the Earth
      • biochemistry – chemistry of living things
      • biodiversity – diversity of living things
      • biomolecules – molecules that make up living things
      • biomass – mass of living things
      • biome – life zone
      • biotic – living characteristics
      • biotechnology – technology dealing with life
      • life, living
    • mono-
      one, 1
      • monomer – made out of only 1 unit
      • monohybrid – cross only 1 way
    • -logy
      study of
      archeology – study of old human cultures
      geology – study of the Earth
      hydrology – study of water
      psychology – study of human mind
    • hetero-
      heterotroph – eats what others produce
      heterosexual – sex with the other sex
      heterozygous – different alleles
      different, other
    • homo-
      • same, similar
      • homosexual – sex with the same sex
      • homeostasis – same state (equilibrium)
      • homozygous – same alleles
      • homologous chromosomes – chromosomes of the same pair
      • homologous structures – structures similar because of common ancestry
    • poly-
      many
      polymer – made up of many units
      polygenic inheritance – inheritance dealing with many genes
    • semi-
      almost, half-way
      semiconductor – a very weak conductor
      semipermeable – somewhat permeable (lets some things through but others)
      semifinals – almost finals, but not quite finals
    • Photo-
      light
      photosynthesis – synthesis requiring light
      photography – picture-making requiring light
      photocell – battery cell requiring light