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Animal Reproduction

Animal Reproduction

Roots of Common Terms in Animal Reproduction

Roots

G = Greek, L = Latin

Blastocyst

blast = germ, embryo, bud (G); cyst = capsule (G)

Diploid

dipl= double (G); oid= like (G)

Ectoderm

ecto = outside (G); derma = skin (G)

Estrus

trus = thrust

Fertilization

fertilis = fruitful (L);

Fission

fiss = split (L)

Flagellum

flagrum = whip (L)

Gastrula

gaster = stomach (G)

Gestation

gest = to bear or carry (L)

Haploid

hapl = single (G); oid = like (G)

Matriphagy

matr = mother (L); phag=to eat (G)

Monotreme

mon = one (G); trema = hole (G)

Oocyte

oon = egg (G); kytos = hollow, receptacle, basket (G)

Oviparous

ov = egg (L); par = near (G);

Parthenogenesis

parthenos = virgin (G); genesis = creation (G)

Penis

pens = hang (L)

Pheromone

phero = bring (G); hormo = to set in motion (G)

Placenta

plac = plate or tablet (G)

Polygamous

poly = many(G); gamos = marriage(G)

Reproduction

re = again (L); pro = forward (L); duct = lead (L)

Spermatozoa

sperm = seed (L); zoion = a living being (G)

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