Some seemingly unrelated words that share prefixes actually are linked in some way. See whether you can guess the connection. (Answers are below the picture.)
- Astragalo-, astragal- means both dice and the ball of the ankle joint (clue at right).
- Lauro-, laur- means both lauric acid and the laurel tree.
- Angio-, angi- means both seedcase and blood vessel.
- Luteo-, lute- means both yellowish or orange-yellow and corpus luteum (a mass of endocrine cells that forms in an ovary after it releases an egg).
- Phello- means both cork and bark.
- Pinni-, pinn- means both wing and fin.
- Chromo-, chrom- means both color and chromium.
- Tera- means both a monster and a trillion.
- Osmo-, osm- means both a smell and the metal osmium.
- Bromo-, brom- means both stench and the element bromine.
(the mountains of California near the San Andreas fault)
- astragalo-, astragal-: The first dice were made from bones in the ankle joint.
- lauro-, laur-: Lauric acid is found in the berries of the European laurel.
- angio-, angi-: Seedcases and blood vessels both are vessels; one carries seeds; the other, blood.
- luteo-, lute-: The corpus luteum is yellow.
- phello-: Cork is the outer bark of the cork oak tree.
- pinni-, pinn-: Both wings and fins are modified arms in which the fingers are no longer separated.
- chromo-, chrom-: Compounds of the metal chromium have very beautiful colors.
- tera-: A trillion is a monstrously large number.
- osmo-, osm-: Osmium is smelly.
- bromo-, brom-: Bromine has a bad smell.