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agri
Meaning: field; Example: agronomy; Definition: field-crop production and soil management
anthropo
Meaning: man; Example: anthropology; Definition: the study of man
astro
Meaning: star; Example: astronaut; Definition: one who travels in interplanetary space
bio
Meaning: life; Example: biology; Definition: the study of life
cardio
Meaning: heart; Example: cardiac; Definition: pertaining to the heart
cede
Meaning: go; Example: precede; Definition: to go before
chromo
Meaning: color; Example: chromatology; Definition: the science of colors
demos
Meaning: people; Example: democracy; Definition: government by the people
derma
Meaning: skin; Example: epidermis; Definition: the outer layer of skin
dyna
Meaning: power; Example: dynamic; Definition: characterized by power and energy
geo
Meaning: earth; Example: geology; Definition: the study of the earth
helio
Meaning: sun; Example: heliotrope; Definition: any plant that turns toward the sun
hydro
Meaning: water; Example: hydroponics; Definition: growing of plants in water reinforced with nutrients
hypno
Meaning: sleep; Example: hypnosis; Definition: a state of sleep induced by suggestion
ject
Meaning: throw; Example: eject; Definition: to throw out
magni
Meaning: great or big; Example: magnify; Definition: to enlarge or to make bigger
man(u)
Meaning: hand; Example: manuscript; Definition: written by hand
mono
Meaning: one; Example: monoplane; Definition: airplane with one wing
ortho
Meaning: straight; Example: orthodox; Definition: right or true or straight opinion
pod
Meaning: foot; Example: pseudopod; Definition: false foot
psycho
Meaning: mind; Example: psychology; Definition: study of the mind in any of its aspects
pyro
Meaning: fire; Example: pyrometer; Definition: an tool for measuring temperatures
script
Meaning: write; Example: manuscript; Definition: hand written
terra
Meaning: earth; Example: terrace; Definition: a raised platform of earth
thermo
Meaning: heat; Example: thermometer; Definition: instrument for measuring heat
zoo
Meaning: animal; Example: zoology; Definition: the study of animals
ante-
Meaning: before; Example: antebellum; Definition: before the war
anti-
Meaning: against; Example: antifreeze; Definition: liquid used to guard against freezing
auto-
Meaning: self; Example: automatic; Definition: self-acting or self-regulating
bene-
Meaning: good; Example: benefit; Definition: an act of kindness; a gift
circum-
Meaning: around; Example: circumscribe; Definition: to draw a line around; to encircle
contra-
Meaning: against; Example: contradict; Definition: to speak against
de-
Meaning: reverse or remove; Example: defoliate; Definition: remove the leaves from a tree
dis-
Meaning: apart; Example: dislocate; Definition: to unlodge
dys-
Meaning: bad; Example: dysfunctional; Definition: not functioning
ecto-
Meaning: outside; Example: ectoparasite; Definition: parasite living on the exterior of animals
endo-
Meaning: within; Example: endogamy; Definition: marriage within the tribe
ex-
Meaning: out; Example: excavate; Definition: to dig out
equi-
Meaning: equal; Example: equidistant; Definition: equal distance
extra-
Meaning: beyond; Example: extraterrestrial; Definition: beyond the earth
hyper-
Meaning: over; Example: hypertension; Definition: high blood pressure
hypo-
Meaning: under; Example: hypotension; Definition: low blood pressure
in-
Meaning: in; Example: interim; Definition: in between
inter-
Meaning: between; Example: intervene; Definition: come between
intra-
Meaning: within; Example: intramural; Definition: within bounds of a school
intro-
Meaning: in orinto; Example: introspect; Definition: to look within or as one's own mind
macro-
Meaning: large; Example: macroscopic; Definition: large enough to be observed by the naked eye
mal-
Meaning: bad; Example: maladjusted; Definition: badly adjusted
micro-
Meaning: small; Example: microscopic; Definition: so small that one needs a microscope to observe
multi-
Meaning: many; Example: multimillionaire; Definition: one having two or more million dollars
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