Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Frequently used root words in biology - 4 (Colours)

FREQUENTLY USED ROOT WORDS RELATED TO COLOURS


Learning root words and their meaning help you to understand and remember biology terms very easily. Given below is the table showing frequently used root words related to Colours. Try to memorize them and practice the problems below.

Root words

Meaning

1.        chloro-

Green

2.        chromo-

Colour

3.        chryso-

Golden yellow

4.        cyano-

Blue-green (dark blue)

5.        erythro-

Red

6.        leuco-

White

7.        luteo-

Yellow

8.        phaeo-

Brown

9.        photo-

Light

10.    rhodo-

Rose or red

11.    chloro-

Green

Practice yourself

Choose the correct option:

1. The fear of light is called
A. Acrophobia
B. Photophobia
C. Entamophobia
D. Chromophobia

2. Which is pale green or greenish yellow coloured gas?

A. Helium
B. Hydrogen
C. Chlorine
D. Nitrogen

3. Which of the following is brown algae group?

A. Phaeophyceae
B. Rhodophyceae
C. Chlorophyceae
D. Chrysophyta

4. Which of the following is concerned with WBC?

A. Polycythemia
B. Erythroblastosis foetalis
C. Uraemia
D. Leukaemia

5. Select the term that represent yellow spot in eye.

A. Macula lutea
B. Vitreous humour
C. Vasa recta
D. Scala vestibuli

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