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 T

-tSee -ed2
tach(o)-Speed.
tachy-Rapid.
-tacticSee -taxis
taeni-Ribbon; tapeworm.
talo-The ankle bone.
-tardA derogatory term for a stupid or annoying person.
tarso-The tarsus.
-tasticSomething outstanding, superb, or excellent.
tauro-Ox or bull.
tauto-The same.
taxi-See taxo-
-taxisArrangement or order; movement in response to an external stimulus.
taxo-Order, arrangement, classification.
-taxySee -taxis
tebi-see the entry Words for multiples.
-technicsA technology or skill.
techno-Technology, especially its impact or implications.
tectono-Tectonics.
-teenForming the names of numerals from 13 to 19.
tele-To or at a distance.
teleo-Perfect; complete.
tellur(o)-Tellurium; the earth.
telo-End; purpose.
temporo-The temporal bones.
tendino-See teno-
-teneStages in cell division.
teno-A tendon.
tephr(o)-Ash; ash-coloured.
ter-Three; having three.
tera-In units of measurement, a factor of 1012, a million million.
terato-Monsters or abnormal forms.
-teriaA self-service establishment.
tetan(o)-Tetanus.
tetr(a)-Four; having four.
-th1Forming ordinal and fractional numbers.
-th2Forming nouns.
thalam(o)-The thalamus.
thalasso-The sea.
thall(o)-A thallus; thallium.
thanato-Death.
thaumato-Wonder or miracle.
-theliumA layer of body tissue.
theo-God or deities.
-theriaSee -therium
theri(o)-An animal.
-theriumAn animal genus.
-thermTemperature; heat.
therm(o)-Heat; temperature.
-thermySee -therm
thio-Sulphur
-thonSee -athon
thorac(o)-The chest or thorax.
thrombo-Blood clotting.
-thymiaA condition of the mind.
thym(o)-The thymus.
thyro-The thyroid.
tibio-The tibia.
-ticSee -atic, -etic, -ic, -itic, and -otic
-tideA festival of the Christian Church; a specified time or season.
-tionSee -ion
-tiousSee -itious
titano-1Gigantic, huge.
titano-2Titanium.
toco-Childbirth; reproduction.
-tomeAn instrument for cutting; a section or segment.
-tomyCutting.
-toniaMuscle tone or tension; a personality state.
tono-tension; tone.
-topiaA place with specified characteristics.
topo-Place; position.
-torSee -or1
-torySee -ory1 and -ory2.
tox(i)-Toxin; toxic.
trache(o)-The trachea.
trans-Across; beyond; through.
tri-Three; having three.
trib(o)-Friction.
-triceSee -trix
tricho-Hair.
-trichousHairy; having hair.
-trieneSee -ene1
trito-Third.
-trixForming feminine agent nouns.
trocho-Wheel-like.
-tronA subatomic particle; an instrument or device.
-tropeForm; type; affinity.
-trophicNutrition; feeding.
troph(o)-Nourishment.
-tropicTurning; changing; affecting.
-tropismPreferential growth or movement of an organism.
tropo-Turning; change.
-tropousSee -tropic
-tropyForming nouns that correspond to adjectives in -tropic.
tubo-A tube.
-tudeForming abstract nouns.
turbo-A turbine.
Turco-Turkish; Turkish and …
-ty1Forming nouns.
-ty2Groups of ten.
tympan(o)-The eardrum.

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