Understanding Scientific Terms/Colors

From Wikibooks, open books for an open world
< Understanding Scientific Terms
Jump to: navigation, search
Greek vase Dionysos attica 520 bC.jpg Understanding Scientific Terminology
Greek and Latin Roots of Scientific Terms.
Lessons: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Lesson 5 - Colors[edit]

Many words incorporate Greek and Latin words for colors. For example, the word for a red blood cell is erythrocyte. Erythro is a Greek root meaning red. Here are some more color roots that you may encounter.

latin greek
black nigr/o melan/o
grey galuc/o
white alb/a leuc/o
red rub/o erythr/o



green chlor/o
blue cyan/o
yellow xanth/o
color chrom/o