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Word part Type Origin Definition
cad, cas, cid2 root Latin to fall
cap2, capit, cipit root Latin head
cap1, cip, capt, cept, -ceive, -ceit root Latin to take, catch
cardi, cardio root Greek heart
carn, carni root Latin flesh, body
carp root Greek fruit
cata- prefix Greek down; completely, thoroughly; against; according to
caust, caut root Greek burn
ced, ces, -ceed, -cede, -cess root Latin to go; to go back or yield
celer root Latin swift
cent, centi root Latin hundred, hundreth
centr, centri, centro root Greek center
cephal, cephalo, encephal, encephalo root Greek head, brain
cerebr, cerebro root Latin brain
chlor, chloro root Greek light green; containing chlorine
chrom, chromo, chromato, -chrome root Greek color, pigment; the element chromium or the substance chromatin
chron, chrono root Greek time
chrys, chryso root Greek gold, yellow
cine, kine, kinet, kinemat root Greek motion
circu-, circum- prefix Latin around
cis, cid1, -cide root Latin to cut, to kill