Common Prefixes and Suffixes used in Science

Prefix Meaning
anti- against
atmo- vapor
chromo- color
con- together
di- double
endo- within
exo- outside
hetero- different
homo- same
hydro- water
hyper- above, beyond, >
hypo- below, beneath, <
in- inside
inter- between
iso- equal
macro- large
micro- small
photo- light
sub- under
syn- together
tele- distant
trans- across
Suffix Meaning
-ation the act of
-graphy description of
-meter device for measuring
-sphere round
-therm heat
-escent becoming
-logy study of
-scope instrument for seeing
-stasis stationary condition
-verge turn