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 M

m-See meta-
-machyFighting.
macro-Long; large.
magneto-Magnetism or a magnet.
magn(i)-Large; great.
mal-Improperly; badly; wrongly.
-malaciaAbnormal softening of a tissue.
malaco-Soft.
Malayo-Malay; Malay and …
male-See mal-
mamm(o)-A breast or breasts.
-manA male person of a specified type.
-mancyDivination.
-maneSee -mania
mangan(o)-Manganese.
-maniaMental abnormality or obsession; extreme enthusiasm or admiration.
-manshipSkill in a subject or activity.
mast(o)-Breast.
matr(i)-A mother.
maxi-Very large or long.
maxillo-The jaw.
mebi-see the entry Words for multiples.
mechano-Mechanical.
medico-Medicine plus another field.
medio-Middle.
meg(a)-Large or great; a factor of one million; a factor of 220.
-megalyAbnormal enlargement of part of the body.
meio-Less or fewer.
-meisterA person regarded as skilled or prominent in a specified activity.
melan(o)-Black.
-meliaAn abnormal condition of a limb.
mening(o)-The meninges.
meno-Menstruation.
-mentForming nouns.
-merPart or segment.
mercapto-The chemical radical —SH.
mero-Partly or partial.
-merousSee -mer
mesio-A midline.
meso-Middle; intermediate.
met(a)-Change of position or condition; behand, after, or beyond; of a higher or second-order kind; chemical substitution.
metall(o)-A metal.
-meterMeasuring instrument; unit of measurement.
meth(o)-The methyl radical, —CH3.
methoxy-The methoxyl radical, CH3O—
-metreSee -meter
-metricMeasurement.
metr(o)-1The uterus.
metr(o)-2Measurement.
metro-3A capital city or other large urban area.
-metropiaA condition of the eye.
micro-Small; a factor of one millionth.
mid-Middle; medium; half.
midi-Medium-sized; of medium length.
milli-One thousandth; a thousand.
mini-Very small of its kind.
mio-See meio-
mis-Various senses with negative implications.
mis(o)-Hatred for or a hater of something.
-moBook sizes.
-monasSimple microorganisms.
-mongerA dealer or trader.
mon(o)-One; alone; single.
-monyForming nouns.
-morphA specified form or character.
morph-See morpho-
-morphaAnimal groupings.
-morphicSee -morph
morph(o)-Form or character.
-morphosisSee -morph
-mostSuperlative adjectives and adverbs.
muco-Mucus.
multi-More than one; many.
multiplesStandard systems of number prefixes.
musculo-Muscle.
my-See myo-
myc-See myco-
-mycesBacteria or fungi.
myceto-See myco-
-mycinAn antibiotic compound derived from fungi.
myc(o)-Fungi or fungal.
-mycotaSee -myces
myel(o)-Bone marrow; the spinal cord.
my(o)-Muscle.
myring(o)-The eardrum.
myrmeco-An ant or ants.
mytho-Myth.
myx(o)-Mucus.

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