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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taxo-, taxi-, taxis

(Gr., taxis-arrangement).

telo-

(Gr., complete or end), telophase , end stage of cell division.

terato-

(Gr., marvel, or monster),teratology, study ofmonstrosities or deviations from the normal.

tetra-

(Gr., four), tetrapod , something that has four feet.

thermo-

(Gr., heat), thermotropism , reaction to heat.

thigmo-

(Gr., contact), thigmotropism , reaction to contact.

ti-

(L., to turn), Vorticella , animal that turns as it moves.

toxi-

(Gr., poison), toxin , poison.

trans-

(Gr., across), transfer , to carry across.

tri-

(Gr., three), trilobed , having three lobes.

tricho-

(Gr., hair), trichocyst , hair-like structure.

trop-

(Gr., reaction), tropism , reaction to stimuli.

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