Word "Cells"
Greek and Latin Root Words

List #1
Cell
Meaning
Sample Words
act
do
action, actor, react, transact
aero
air
aerobics, aerodynamics, aerate
alt
high
altimeter, altitude, alto
ambul
walk/go
ambulance, ambulatory, preamble
andr/anthr
man
anthropology, philander, polyandry
anim
life/spirit
animate, animal, inanimate
aqua
water
aquarium, aquatic, aquamarine
art
skill
artisan, artist, artifact, artificial
ast
star
asterisk, astronaut, astrology
aud
hear
audience, auditorium, audio, audible
belli
war
belligerent, bellicose, rebellion
biblio
book
bibliography, Bible, bibliophile
bio
life
biology, autobiography, biochemistry
cap
head
captain, capital, decapitate
cardi
heart
cardiac, cardiology, cardiogram
chron
time
chronological, chronograph, synchronize
crat
rule
democrat, aristocrat, autocratic
cred
believe
credit, incredible, credence
cycl
circle/ring/wheel
bicycle, cyclone, encyclopedia
dem
people
democracy, epidemic, demographics

List #2
Cell
Meaning
Sample Words
dic
speak
dictionary, dictate, predict
doc
teach
doctrine, document, doctor
duc
lead
conduct, educate, aquaduct
fac/fic
make/do
factory, manufacture, sufficient
flect/flex
bend
reflex, reflection, flexible, deflect
form
shape
uniform, transform, reform
frag/fract
break
fracture, fragment, fraction
gen
birth/race/family
generation, genealogy, genocide
geo
earth
geography, geology, geometry
gram/graph
write
telegram, photograph, grammar, biography
hydra
water
hydraulics, dehydrate, hydrant
jud/jus
law
judge, justice, justify, judicial
lab
work
labor, collaborate, laboratory
loc
place
locate, location, allocate
log
word
dialogue, prologue, apology
luc/lum
light
illuminate, lucid, translucent
man
hand
manual, manuscript, manufacture
mand
order
command, demand, mandate
mania
madness
maniac, pyromania, maniacal
meter
measure
thermometer, centimeter, metrics

List #3
Cell
Meaning
Sample Words
miss/mit
send
mission, transmit, missile, admit
mort
death
mortuary, mortal, mortician
nat
born
native, nation, innate
onym
name
synonym, anonymous, pseudonym
ortho
straight
orthodontist, orthodox, orthopedist
path
feeling/suffer
sympathy, pathetic, empathetic
ped/pod
foot
pedal, pedestrian, tripod, podium
phon
sound
telephone, symphony, microphone
photo
light
photograph, telephoto, photosynthesis
pop
people
population, populate, popular
port
carry
transport, portable, import
psych
mind
psychology, psycho, psychopath
pul/pel
force
compel, compulsion, pellet, impel
ques
ask/seek
question, request, quest, inquest
rupt
break
erupt, interrupt, rupture
scop
see
microscope, telescope, scope
scrib/script
write
scribe, inscription, prescribe
sect
cut
dissect, section, intersection
sim
like
simulation, simultaneous, simile
sol
alone
solo, solitary, soliloquy

List #4
Cell
Meaning
Sample Words
spec
see
spectator, spectacle, inspection
struct
build
construct, structure, instruction, destruct
term
end
terminate, terminal, term
terr
land
terrain, terrestrial, territory
therm
heat
thermos, thermometer, thermal
tract
pull
extract, traction, attractive
urb
city
urban, suburbs, urbane
vac
empty
vacation, vacate, evacuate, vacuum
vict
conquer
victory, conviction, victim
vid/vis
see
video, visual, evidence, vista
voc
voice/call
vocal, vocation, invocation
uni
one
uniform, unicycle, universe
bi/di
two
bisect, bicycle, bilateral, diverse, dihydrogen
tri
three
tripod, triangle, triathlon
quad
four
quadruple, quadruped, quadrilateral
poly
many
polynomial, polygamy, polygon
multi
many
multitude, multitalented, multiply
auto
self
autograph, automobile, autocratic
ology
study of
biology, geology, graphology
ist
one who practices
biologist, geologist, dramatist

List #5
Cell
Meaning
Sample Words
trans
across
transmit, transfer, transport
pre
before
pretest, prediction, premonition
post
after
posttest, postoperative, preposterous
tele
far away
telephone, telescope, teleport
re
again/back
revise, restore, remit, remind
ex
out
exit, expel, extract
co
with
collaborate, coauthor, coeducational
sub
under
submarine, substandard, substitute
super
above
supervise, superintendent, superb
de
down/away
destroy, destructive, descend, detract
ify/ize
to make
magnify, magnetize, justify, traumatize
micro
small
microscope, microorganism, micrometer
cide
kill
suicide, homicide, genocide
cis
cut
incision, excise, scissors
mal
bad
malicious, malignant, maladapted
bene
good
benefit, benediction, benevolent
nom/nym
name
binomial, anonymous, nomenclature
viv/vit
life
vivid, vivacious, vitamin, vitality
un/im/in
not
unmoved, insensitive, immobile
mis
wrong
mispronounce, mistake, misfortune

CRT Review List: These "cells" may appear on the year-end exam.
Cell
Meaning
Sample Words
act
do
action, actor, react, activate
bio
life
biology, autobiography, biochemistry
clud
close
exclude, include, conclude
counter
against
counterattack, counterclaim, counteract
de
down
descend, demolish, deplete
fer
carry
ferry, transfer, chauffer
fract
break
fracture, fraction, refract
gram
writing
telegram, grammar, hologram
mar
sea
marine, mariner, submarine
mem
remember
memory, memoir, memo, remember
nav
ship
navy, navigator, circumnavigate
pop
people
population, popular, populate
port
carry
transport, portable, export
rupt
break
rupture, erupt, disrupt, corrupt
scribe
write
scribble, inscribe, describe, transcribe
sect
cut
dissect, section, intersection
sur
over
surplus, surpass, surcharge, surface
tele
far
television, telephone, telescope
tort
twist
contort, torture, distort
uni
one
unicycle, universe, united, union

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