Biomolecules and the Chemistry of Life
Roots of Common Terms in Biomolecules and the Chemistry of Life
(L = Latin, G = Greek, F = French)
carbo = carbon (F); hydr = water (G)
de = remove (L); hydr = water (G)
hydr = water (G); phile = love (G, L)
hydr = water (G); phobe = fear (G)
mono = single (G); mer = part (G)
poly = many (G); mer = part (G)
lip = fat (G)
gluc = sweet (G); ose = sugar (G)
ase = enzyme (G)
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