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Greek RootEnglish Meaning
tom (e.g., dichotomy)
naut/naus (e.g., nautical)
mes (e.g., Mesolithic)
call (e.g., calligraphy)
soph (e.g., sophomore)
psych (e.g., psychosomatic)
prot (e.g., Proto-Indo-European)
agor (e.g., agoraphobia)
nost (e.g., nostalgia)
orth (e.g., orthodox)
phe (e.g., prophet)
xen (e.g., xenophile)
crat, cracy (e.g., plutocracy)
tetr (e.g., tetrarchy)
plas (e.g., rhinoplasty)
my(o) (e.g., myocardial)
iso (e.g., isosceles)
dot/dos/dor (e.g., Dorothy)
cycl (e.g., cyclical)
sema (e.g., semaphore)
nik (e.g., Nike)
klept (klpetomaniac)
pan (e.g., pantheism)
arachn (e.g., arachnophobia)
dia (e.g., diameter)
lect/leg (e.g., lexicographer)
morph (e.g., anthropomorphism)
arct (a.g., Arctic Ocean)
ophthalm (e.g., ophthalmologist)
chir (e.g., chiropractor)
etym (e.g., etymology)
anti (e.g., antagonist)
alg (e.g., analgesic)
gastr (e.g., gastric)
meter (e.g., speedometer)
bio (e.g., symbiosis)
a/an (e.g., amorphous)
taur (e.g., Minotaur)
astr (e.g., asterisk)
matr/metr (e.g., maternal, metropolitan)
cam (e.g., unicameral)
petr (e.g., petrified)
gam (e.g., monogamy)
bronch (e.g., bronchitis)
the (e.g., antithetical)
anthrop (e.g., anthropology)
ichthy (e.g., ichthyology)
neo (e.g., neologism)
anth (e.g., anthology)
oro (e.g., orogenesis)
dy (e.g., dyad)
meta (e.g., metaphysical)
gon (e.g., polygon)
erythr (e.g., erythromycin)
taph (e.g., epitaph)
epi (e.g., epidermal)
phyll (e.g., sporophyll)
meg (e.g., megaloplis)
hept (e.g., heptagon)
schiz (e.g., schizophrenia)
brachi (e.g., brachiocephalic vein)
hecato(n) (e.g., hecatomb)
log (e.g., monologue)
therm (e.g., hypothermia)
cephal (e.g., encephalitis)
gen (e.g., Genesis)
mania (e.g., kleptomania)
eschat (e.g., eschatology)
troph (e.g., anastrophe)
apo (e.g., apostle)
chrys (e.g., chrysanthemum)
zo (e.g., zoological garden)
stephan (e.g., Stephanie)
phag (e.g., sarcophagus)
pyr (e.g., pyre)
para (e.g., paramilitary)
icon (e.g., iconography)
lith (e.g., lithosphere)
brady (e.g., bradycardia)
pent (e.g., pentathlon)
Greek RootEnglish Meaning
phobia (e.g., xenophobia)
phon (e.g., euphony)
crypt (e.g., cryptanalysis)
rrhea (e.g., logorrhea)
poly (e.g., polytheistic)
troph (e.g., atrophy)
ger(on) (e.g., geriatrics)
glyph (e.g., hieroglyph)
kin (e.g., telekinesis)
iatr (e.g., geriatrics)
hypo (e.g., hypocaust)
scope (e.g., telescope)
ec/ek (e.g., eclectic)
hagi (hagiolatry)
botan (e.g., botany)
arch (e.g., archangel)
phem/phen (e.g., ephemeral)
leuk (e.g., leukocyte)
dendr (e.g., dendrite)
enter (e.g., gastroenterology)
hept (e.g., heptathlon)
chron (e.g., synchronize)
dem (e.g., demagoguery)
galact (e.g., galaxy)
ge(o) (e.g., geomagnetic)
patr (e.g., patriarchal)
path (e.g., empathetic)
dynam (e.g., dynasty)
cyt (e.g., leucocyte)
gloss/glot (e.g., glossolalia)
nes (e.g., Polynesia)
dino (e.g., dinosaur)
auto (e.g., autoimmune)
macro (e.g., macroeconomics)
ana (e.g., Anabaptist)
anem (e.g., anemograph)
thanat (e.g., thanatology)
tele (e.g., teleology)
cosm (e.g., cosmopolitan)
acr (e.g., acropolis)
math (e.g., polymath)
exo (e.g., exogamy)
lip (e.g., lipid)
glauc (e.g., glaucoma)
ball/bol/ble (e.g., emblematic)
kil, chil (e.g., kilometer and chiliasm)
tachy (e.g., tachometer)
gno (e.g., agnosticism)
hyper (e.g., hyperglycemia)
neur (e.g., neurosurgeon)
porphyr (e.g., porphyry)
pseud (e.g., pseudonym)
drom (e.g., palindrome)
melan (e.g., melatonin)
pneum (e.g., pneumonia)
caut/caus (e.g.,cauterize)
endo (e.g., endogamy)
arist (e.g., Aristotle)
zeal (e.g., zealot)
pod (e.g., tripod)
techn (e.g., technocrat)
card (e.g., cardiac)
arthr (e.g., arthalgia)
eco (e.g., ecology)
dactyl (e.g., dactylic hexameter)
phor (e.g., semaphore)
homeo (e.g., homeostasis)
clast (e.g., iconoclast)
dec (e.g., Decalogue)
andr (e.g., misandry)
hemi (e.g., hemisphere)
selen (e.g., seleniferous)
xer (e.g., Xerox)
xyl (e.g., xylophone)
glyc (e.g., hypoglycemia)
phren (e.g., phrenic)
cac (e.g., cacophony)
myr (e.g., myriad)
phot, phos (e.g., photoynthesis)
carp (e.g., carpal tunnel syndrome)
Greek RootEnglish Meaning
tym (e.g., tympanic membrane)
idi (e.g., idiosyncrasy)
pal(a)e (e.g., paleontology)
cata/kata (e.g., catastrophe)
bar (e.g., barometer)
hema(t) (e.g., hemaglobin)
tera(t) (e.g., terbyte)
gam(y) (e.g., marriage)
sten (e.g., stenothermal)
osteo (e.g., osteopath)
hipp (e.g., hippopotamus)
hypn (e.g., hypnagogic)
micro (e.g., microscope)
dys (e.g., dysgraphia)
erg (e.g., synergy)
ped (e.g., pedagogue)
bomb (e.g., bumble bee)
triskaidek (e.g., triskaidekaphobia)
phil (e.g., philologist)
mis (e.g., misanthrope)
derm (e.g., dermatologist)
eu (e.g., euphemism)
doc/dog/dox (e.g., dogmatics)
scler (e.g., multiple sclerosis)
tax (e.g., taxidermist)
gymn (e.g., gymnasium)
od (e.g., odometer)
chthon (e.g., chthonian)
hydro (e.g., hydrant)
hier (e.g., hierophant)
cyan (e.g., cyanide)
carcin (e.g., carcinogenic)
pter (e.g., pterodactyl)
epistem (e.g., epistemology)
bibl (e.g., Bible)
pachy (e.g., pachyderm)
all (e.g., parallel)
saur (e.g., Tyrannosaurus rex)
angel (e.g., evangelism)
poei (e.g., onomatopoeia)
athl (e.g., athletics)
(a)esthes (e.g., aesthetics)
crit/cris (e.g., critique)
steth (e.g., sthethoscope)
dich (e.g., dichotomy)
graph (e.g., graphite)
syn (e.g., syllogism)
nym (e.g., eponymous)
(e)id/oid (e.g., kaleidoscope)
poly, pole (e.g., monopoly)
deuter (e.g., Deuteronomy)
eti (e.g., etiology)
nom (e.g., astronomy)
rhin (e.g., rhinoceros)
necr (e.g., necromancy)
c(u)les (e.g., Sophocles)
amph (e.g., amphitheater)
lys (e.g., analysis)
ago(g) (e.g., isagogical)
hetero (e.g., heterodox)
ornith (e.g., ornithophobia)
chrom (e.g., monochromatic)
chlor (e.g., chlorophyll)
mne (e.g., mnemonic)
entom (e.g., entomology)
tim (e.g., Timothy)
brachy (e.g., brachydont)
eth (e.g., ethos)
latr (e.g., idolatry)
top (e.g., topology)
som(at) (e.g., somatology)
theo (e.g., Theodora)
adelph (e.g., Philadelphia)
seism (e.g., seismograph)
typ (e.g., prototype)
endo (e.g., endocrinology)
xanth (e.g., Xanthus)
pol (e.g., polity)
cain/kain (e.g., misocainea)
helio (e.g., heliocentric)

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