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Roots of Common Terms in Mechanisms of Evolution

Roots

L = Latin, G = Greek

Allele

allos = other (G)

Allopatric

allos = other (G) + patria = homeland (G)

Evolution

evolvere = unrolling (L)

Coevolution

com = co/with (L) + evolvere = unrolling (L)

Genotype

genos = born (G) + typos = impression (G)

Macroevolution

makros = large (G) + evolvere = unrolling (L)

Microevolution

mikros = small (G)

evolvere = unrolling (L)

Mutation

Mutare = change (L)

Phenotype

phainein = to show (G) + typos = impression (G)

Polygenic

polys = many (G) + genos = born (G)

Polyploidy

polys = many (G) + oid = similar (G)

Species

species = kind (L)

Sympatric

sym = same (G) + patria = homeland (G)

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