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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