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Roots of Common Terms in Photosynthesis

L = Latin, G = Greek

Autotroph

auto = self (G); troph = feed (G)

Chlorophyll

chloro = green (G, L); phyll = leaf (G)

Chloroplast

chloro = green (G, L); plast = form (G)

Endosymbiosis

 endo = inside; sym = with; biosis = life (G)

Heterotroph

hetero = different (G); troph = feed (G)

Lumen

lumen = cavity (L)

Photosynthesis

photo = light (G); synthesis = putting together (G)

Stomata

stom = mouth (G)

Thylakoid

thylakos = sac (G)

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