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Animal Nutrition and Digestion
Animal Nutrition and Digestion
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Roots of Common Terms in Animal Nutrition and Digestion

Roots

L = Latin, G = Greek

Cholecystokinin

G: chole= "bile"; cysto = "sac"; kinin = "move"

Diuretic

L: diūrēticus; G: diourētikós = "to urinate"

Gastrin

G: gastr = "stomach"

Hyperosmotic

G: huper = "over, above" 

Hypoosmotic

G: hupo = "under" 

Leptin

G: leptos = "thin"

Omnivores

L: omni = "all"

Pepsin

G: pepsis = "digestion"

Phototroph

G: photo = "light"; troph = "nutrition")

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