Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Frequently used root words in biology - 8 (Miscellaneous)

FREQUENTLY USED ROOT WORDS MISCELLANEOUS

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 (Miscellaneous). Try to memorize them and practice the problems below.

Root words

Meaning

1.      amphi-

both

2.      archi-

primitive, original

3.      auto-

self

4.      baro-

pressure

5.      brady-

slow

6.      chrono-

time

7.      erg-

work, energy

8.      eu-       

true

9.      hetero-

different, other

10.  homo-, iso-

same

11.  -mer

a part

12.  neo-

new

13.  noctu-, nycto-

night

14.  palaeo-

old, ancient

15.  platy-

flat

16.  poro-, -pore

opening

17.  pseudo-

false

18.  sclero-

hard; hardened

19.  syn-

together, with

20.  tachy-

rapid

21.  taxo-

order, arrangement


Practice yourself
Choose the correct option:

1. The dentition in which different types of teeth are present in animals is known as
A. Homodont
B. Isodont
C. Heterodont
D. Diphyodont

2. Night blindness is also known as

A. Nyctalopia
B. Myopia
C. Presbyopia
D. Hypermetropia

3. The very hardened plant tissue is

A. Parenchyma
B. Aerenchyma
C. Meristem
D. Scelernchyma

4. ................. are the dorso-ventrally flat-bodied animal group.

A. Aschelminthes
B. Platyhelminthes
C. Arthropoda
D. Annelida

5. The instrument used to measure pressure is 

A. Galvanometer
B. Barometer
C. Thermometer
D. Ammeter

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