Prefixes & Sufixes

The following list is by no means complete, but it may help in understanding some difficult terminology. The following abbreviations are used ; Gr., for the Greek ; L., for the Latin.
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gam-

(Gr., marriage), gamete , reproductive cell.

gastr-

(Gr., stomach), gastric , pertaining to the stomach.

geo-

(Gr., earth), geology , science of the earth.

glyc-

(Gr., sweet or carbohydrate), glycogen animal starch.

gono-

(Gr., seed or reproduction), gonad , organ of reproduction.

gymn-

(Gr., naked), gymnosperm, class of seed plants whose seeds are not enclosed in an ovary.

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