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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schizo-

(Or., to divide), Schizomycophyta , phylum of fission fungi (bacteria).

scler-

(Or., hard), sclerotic , hard.

sept-

(L., wall), septum , partition.

set-

(L., bristle), seta , bristle-like structure.

sinu-

(L., hollow), sinus , hollow cavity.

soma-

(Gr., body), somatoplasm , protoplasm of the body.

spor-

(Gr., seed), spore , reproductive structure.

stoma-

(Gr., opening), stoma , opening, such as is found in leaves.

sub-

(Gr., under), submaxillary , under the maxilla.

super-

(L., over or above), superior , higher, upper, or above.

supra-

(L., above), suprarenal , above the kidney .

sym-

(Gr., together), symbiosis , living together.

syn-

(Gr., together), synapsis , association or union.

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