Go to 'thermo-' entry Go to 'dino-' entry Go to 'chondro-' entry Go to 'aero-' entry Go to '-logy' entry Go to 'thaumato-' entry Go to 'nano-' entry Go to '-sophy' entry Go to 'bucco-' entry Go to '-ism' entry Go to '-lysis' entry Go to 'galacto-' entry Go to '-anthropy' entry Go to 'pneumo-' entry Go to '-ploitation' entry Go to '-lithic' entry Go to '-sepalous' entry Go to 'onco-' entry Go to '-parous' entry Go to 'dermato-' entry Go to 'multi-' entry Go to 'dodeca-' entry Go to '-zoon' entry Go to 'vermi-' entry Go to 'crystallo-' entry Go to 'biblio-' entry Go to 'eco-' entry Go to 'juxta-' entry Go to 'facio-' entry
Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

Index of letter C

cac(o)-Unpleasant, bad, or incorrect.
-cadeA procession or show.
calc(i)-Lime or calcium.
calli-Beautiful.
carb(o)-Carbon.
carboxy-The carboxyl group.
carcino-Cancer.
-cardialSee -cardium
cardi(o)-The heart.
-cardiumTissue related to the heart.
-carpA fruit or fruiting body.
caryo-See karyo-
cat(a)-Movement downwards; figuratively, wrong or inferior.
-celeA tumour, swelling, or hernia.
celo-See coelo-
-ceneA division of geological time.
-centesisA puncture or perforation of a body cavity.
centi-One hundredth; a multiple of a hundred.
centr(i)-A centre.
-centricHaving a specified centre.
centro-See centri-
-cephalicThe head.
cephal(o)-The head.
-cephalousSee -cephalic
cerato-See kerato-
cerebr(o)-The brain.
cervic(o)-The cervix; the neck.
cet(o)-A whale.
-chaeteA bristle or seta.
chaet(o)-Hair.
chalc(o)-Copper.
cheil(o)-A lip.
cheiro-See chiro-
chel(i)-A claw.
chem(o)-Chemistry; chemical compounds; chemical reactions.
-cheteSEE -chaete
chili-A thousand.
chilo-SEE cheilo-
chiro-A hand.
chlor(o)-The colour green.
choan(o)-A funnel.
chol(e)-Bile or gall.
chondr(o)-A cartilage; a grain.
chori(o)-The chorion or choroid.
Christo-Christ.
-chroicHaving colour of a given type.
chromato-See chromo-
-chromeColour.
chrom(o)-Colour; chromium.
-chronicTime.
chron(o)-Time.
-chronySee -chronic
chrys(o)-Gold; gold-coloured.
-cideA person or substance that kills; an act of killing.
cine-The cinema; film.
-cionSEE -ion
circum-Around or about.
cirr(o)-A tuft, curl, or tendril.
cis-On this side of; on the side nearer the speaker.
clad(o)-A branch or branching.
-claseMinerals showing characteristic cleavage.
-cleSee -cule
-clinicOblique, reclining, at an angle.
clino-Inclined; monoclinic.
co-See com-
cocci-A small spherical body.
-coccusA spherical bacterium.
-coelA body cavity.
coel(o)-A cavity.
col-See com-
col(o)-The colon.
-colousLiving in or preferring a given environment.
colpo-The vagina.
com-Joint; mutual.
contra-Against, contrary.
copro-Dung or faeces.
cor-See com-
-coreA musical genre.
cosmo-The world; the universe.
cost(o)-A rib or ribs.
counter-Opposition, retaliation, or rivalry.
-cracyGovernment, rule, or influence.
crani(o)-The cranium.
cross-Movement or position across something; transverse; interaction; cross-shaped; marked with a cross.
cryo-Involving or producing cold.
crypt(o)-Concealed or secret.
cryso-See chryso-
crystall(o)-A crystal or crystals.
cten(o)-A comb.
-culeForming nouns.
-cultureCultivation or husbandry.
-culusSee -cule
cupr(o)-Copper.
-cyAn abstract state, condition, or quality; a rank or status.
cyan(o)-The colour blue, especially dark blue; cyanide or a derivative.
cyber-Computer-mediated electronic communications.
cyclo-A circle, circular movement, or regular repetition.
cyno-A dog.
cyst(o)-The urinary bladder.
-cyteA cell.
cyto-A cell.

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