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Roots of Common Terms in Animal Systems

Roots

All Below Roots Are Greek, Except Where Indicated

Autonomic

auto = self

Cytokines

cyto = cell, kinos = movement

Cytotoxic

cyto = cell, toxikon = toxic

Dendrite

dendron = tree

Endocrine

endo = within, -crine = separate

Histocompatibility

histo = tissue

Leukocyte

leuko = white

Macrophage

macro = great, -phagous = devouring

Neurotransmission

transmissio = passage, crossing (Latin)

Peripheral

peri = around

Phagocytosis

phagein = to devour, cyto = cell, -osis = process

Roots

All Below Roots Are Greek, Except Where Indicated

Autonomic

auto = self

Cytokines

cyto = cell, kinos = movement

Cytotoxic

cyto = cell, toxikon = toxic

Dendrite

dendron = tree

Endocrine

endo = within, -crine = separate

Histocompatibility

histo = tissue

Leukocyte

leuko = white

Macrophage

macro = great, -phagous = devouring

Neurotransmission

transmissio = passage, crossing (Latin)

Peripheral

peri = around

Phagocytosis

phagein = to devour, cyto = cell, -osis = process

Somatic

soma = the body

Sympathetic

sym = with, pathetic = to suffer

Somatic

soma = the body

Sympathetic

sym = with, pathetic = to suffer

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