Animal Evolution and Diversity
Roots of Common Terms in Animal Evolution and Diversity
G = Greek, L = Latin, F = French
Blastula, Blastoporeblastos = sprout (G), pore = hole, opening
Ciliumcilia = eyelashes (L)
Eukaryoteeu = true (G); karyon = nucleus (G)
Evolutionevolvere = unrolling (L)
Metameremeta = together (G); mere = part (G)
Prokaryotepro = before (G); karyon = nucleus (G)
Speciesspecies = kind (L)
Vertebratesvertebratus = joint of the spine (L)
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