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Roots of Common Terms in Animal Evolution and Diversity

Roots

G = Greek, L = Latin, F = French

Blastula, Blastopore

blastos = sprout (G), pore = hole, opening

Cilium

cilia = eyelashes (L)

Eukaryote

eu = true (G); karyon = nucleus (G)

Evolution

evolvere = unrolling (L)

Metamere

meta = together (G); mere = part (G)

Prokaryote

pro = before (G); karyon = nucleus (G)

Species

species = kind (L)

Vertebrates

vertebratus = joint of the spine (L)

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