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Roots of Common Terms in The Cell Cycle, Cellular Growth, and Cancer

(L = Latin, G = Greek, F = French, Ge = German, U = Unknown Origin)

Centrosome

centro = center (L); some = body (G)

Cytokinesis

cyto = cell (G); kinesis = motion (G)

Diploid

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

Haploid

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

Homologous

homo = same (G); –logous = relation (G)

Interphase

inter = between (L); phase =period (L)

Meiosis

mei = to lessen, diminish (G)

Mitosis

mito = thread (G)

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