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Building Science Vocabulary. Roots. flex, flect M – to bend Ex– flexible flexible = able to bend without breaking. flu M – to flow Ex– fluid fluid = a substance in which the atoms or molecules can freely move past one another . form M – to shape Ex– formation

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flex, flect

    • M – to bend
    • Ex– flexible
      • flexible = able to bend without breaking
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flu

    • M – to flow
    • Ex– fluid
      • fluid = a substance in which the atoms or molecules can freely move past one another.
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form

    • M – to shape
    • Ex– formation
      • formation = a long layer of sedimentary rocks that look alike and were formed at the same time.
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fract

    • M – to break
    • Ex– fracture
      • fracture = occurs when a force greater than the strength of the bond is applied.
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geo

    • M – earth, land
    • Ex– geology
      • geology = the scientific study of the origin of Earth along with its rocks, minerals, and land forms.
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graph

    • M – to write
    • Ex– biography
      • biography = a written account of another person\'s life.
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grav

    • M – heavy
    • Ex– gravity
      • gravity = the attraction that objects have for each other merely because they have mass and occupy space.
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hab, habit

    • M – to live
    • Ex– habitat
      • habitat = an area or natural environment in which an animal or plant normally lives.
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helio

    • M – sun
    • Ex– helium
      • Helium = a very lightweight, colorless, odorless element that is a noble gas and occurs in natural gas, in radioactive ores, and in small amounts in the atmosphere.
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hydro

    • M – water
    • Ex– hydrometer
      • hydrometer = an instrument used to measure the density of a liquid as compared to that of water.
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ject

    • M – to throw
    • Ex– reject
      • reject = tothrowout as useless or worthless;discard.
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litho

    • M – rock
    • Ex– lithosphere
      • lithosphere= the outer surface of the Earth, consisting of the crust and upper mantle.
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log

    • M – word, speech
    • Ex– dialog
      • dialog= anexchangeofopinionson a particular subject;discussion.
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luna

    • M – moon
    • Ex– lunar
      • lunar= relating to the moon.
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mar

    • M – sea
    • Ex– marine
      • marine= relating to or living in the sea.
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miss, mit

    • M – to send
    • Ex– transmit
      • transmit= tosend or forward, as to a recipient or destination; dispatch;convey.
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morph

    • M – to form
    • Ex– metamorphic
      • metamorphic= relating to metamorphosis.
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noct, nox

    • M – night
    • Ex– nocturnal
      • nocturnal= occurring at night.
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nucl

    • M – nut, kernel
    • Ex– nucleus
      • nucleus= the positively charged central region of an atom, composed of protons and neutrons and containing most of the mass of the atom.
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pend

    • M – to hang
    • Ex– pendulum
      • pendulum= a mass hung from a fixed support so that it is able to swing freely under the influence of gravity.
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