Biology Prefixes and Suffixes

a or an

not or non

meso

middle

endo

inner, inside

aero

needing oxygen or air

anti

against

amphi

both, doubly

aqua

water

arthro

joint

auto

self

bi

two, twice, double

bio

life, living

cephal

head

chloro

green

chromo

color

cide

killer, kill, killing

cyto

cell

derm

skin

di

two, double

ecto (exo)

outer, external

endo

internal

epi

above

gastro

stomach

genesis

orgin, beginning

hemo

blood

hyper

above

hypo

below

intra

within, inside

itis

disease, inflammation

lateral

side

logy

study of

lys

break down

meter

measurement

mono

one, single

morph

form

micro

small

macro

large

multi

many

pod

foot

phobia

dislike, fear

philia

like

plasm

form

proto

first

photo

light

poly

many

synthesis

to make

sub

lesser, below

hetero

different

homo

alike, similar

therm

heat

tri

three