Today's Root(s) of the Week!
I know we typically spend a week on one root, but I think you will find the following roots so interesting, you will be glad that we decided to work on two of them at the same time! Let's try them out!!
1. derma- Latin origin Meaning: skin
dermatologist: skin doctor
dermabrasion: removal of superficial layers of skin with a tool
hypodermic: pertaining to parts (tissues) under the skin
(By the way, a tissue is a group of similar cells that together carry out a specific function. Organs are then form by the functional grouping of multiple tissues. Examples of tissue could be muscle tissue and even skin tissue!)
2. hydra- Greek origin Meaning: water
1. hydrate: a substance that contains water OR cause" to take up or combine with water"
2. hydrant: a discharge pipe with a valve and spout at which water may be drawn from a water main (as for fighting fire)
3. carbohydrate: any part of a group of organic compounds that contain only carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen and that originate chiefly as products of photosynthesis (a process by which plants prepare their own food using carbon dioxide and water in the presence of sunlight).
Your assignment: Please use a word from each root in a complete sentence. Be prepared to share them with the class! Can you come up with any more words containing these roots? You may define these words and use them in original sentences instead! Good luck!
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