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 P

p-See para-1
pachy-Thick.
-paediaSee -pedia
paed(o)-Child; relating to children.
-pagusConjoined twins.
palae(o)-Ancient.
palato-Palate.
pali(n)-Again.
pan-All-inclusive.
pancreat(o)-The pancreas.
panto-See pan-
papillo-A papilla.
papulo-A papule.
par(a)-1Beside; adjacent to.
para-2Protection; parachuting.
parieto-Body cavity; hollow structure.
-parousBearing; producing.
partheno-Without fertilization.
-pathSee -pathy
path(o)-Disease.
-pathyDisease or disorder; treatment of disease.
patr(i)-Father.
pebi-see the entry Words for multiples.
-pedHaving feet of a given type or number.
ped-See paedo- and pedi-
pedi-Foot.
-pediaCompendium of information.
pedo-1Soil or soil types.
pedo-2See paedo-
pelvi-The pelvis.
pen(e)-Almost; nearly.
-peniaDeficiency in a component of the blood.
pent(a)-Five; having five.
per-Through; all over; completely.
-percenterSee -er1
perchloro-See per-
peri-Round; about.
pero-Deformity.
peroxy-See per-
-personGender-neutral alternative to ‘man’ in compounds.
peta-In units of measurement, a factor of 1015.
-petalSeeking; moving towards.
petro-Rocks; petroleum.
-pexySurgical operation for fixing an organ in position.
phaco-Lens of the eye; lens shaped.
phaeo-Dusky.
phag(o)-Feeding, eating.
-phagyFeeding or subsisting on a specified food.
phallo-Penis.
-phaneHaving a given appearance.
phanero-Visible.
pharmac(o)-Drugs, medicines.
pharyng(o)-Pharynx.
-phasiaSpeech disorder.
phen(o)-Benzene compounds; showing.
-phileLover of or enthusiast for; having an affinity with a given thing.
phil(o)-Liking for a specified thing.
phleb(o)-A vein.
-phobiaExtreme or irrational fear or dislike.
-phoneSound.
phon(o)-Sound.
-phonySee -phone
-phoreAn agent, bearer, or producer of a specified thing.
phosph(o)-Phosphorus; light.
photo-Light; photography.
-phreniaMental disorder.
-phyceaeAlga.
phyco-Seaweeds and algae.
-phyllLeaf.
phyll(o)-Leaf.
phyl(o)-Race; group.
-phyrePorphyritic rocks.
physico-Physical; physical and …
physi(o)-Nature; physiology.
physo-Air or gas.
-phyteA plant or plant-like organism.
phyto-A plant.
pico-In units of measurement, a factor of 10-12.
picr(o)-Bitter tasting; picric acid.
piezo-Pressure.
pil(o)-Hair.
pinn(i)-Wings, fins, or feathers.
pisc(i)-Fish.
-pithecusGenera of fossil apes.
placo-A plate.
plagio-Oblique.
plan(o)-Level or flat.
-plasmGrowth or development; living substance; tissue.
plasm(o)-Plasma or plasm.
-plastSee -plasm
-plastyReconstructive surgery.
platin(o)-Platinum.
platy-Broad or flat.
-plegiaParalysis.
pleo-More.
pleur(o)-The pleurae; the side of the body.
-plexHaving a given number of parts or units.
plio-See pleo-
-ploidThe number of sets of chromosomes in a cell.
-ploitationCommercial exploitation in film and other media.
plumb(o)-Lead.
pluri-Several.
pneumo-The lungs; air or gas; spirit.
-pnoeaBreath, respiration.
-podFoot or feet.
pod(o)-Foot.
-poiesisProduction, formation.
poikilo-Variegated; variable.
polio-Tissue in the nervous system; grey matter.
-polisA city.
politico-Politically; political and …
poly-Many, much.
porno-Pornography.
por(o)-A pore.
post-After in time or order.
postero-Posterior.
prae-See pre-
-praxiaAction; practice.
pre-Prior to; before; earlier; in front of.
preter-More than.
pro-1Favour or support; forwards, out, or away; substitute or deputy.
pro-2Before in time, place, order, etc.
proct(o)-Anus or rectum.
prop-A three-carbon chain of atoms.
pros(o)-Towards, forward, anterior.
prosop(o)-Face; person.
prote(o)-Protein.
proto-Original or first; primitive or ancestral.
pseud(o)-False; imitative.
psilo-Bare, smooth.
psych(o)-The mind; psychology.
-pteraWinged animals.
pterido-A fern.
ptero-A wing.
pteryg(o)-Wing-like.
ptyalo-Saliva; salivary gland.
pur-Forwards, out, or away.
py-See pyo-
pycn(o)-Compact; dense.
pyel(o)-The pelvis of the kidney.
pyg(o)-The buttocks.
pylor(o)-The pylorus.
py(o)-Pus.
pyr(o)-Fire.

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