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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labi-

(L., lip), labium, lip.

lac-

(L., milk), lactose , milk sugar.

later-

(L., side), lateral , relating to the side.

lepi-

(Gr., scale), Lepidoptera , order of insects with scale wings.

leuko-

(Gr., white), leukocyte , white blood cell. lip- (Gr., fatty), lipoid , fatty substance.

luci-

(L., light), luciferin , light-producing material.

lysis

(Gr., destroy), bacteriolysis , desçruction of bacteria.

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