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Word part Type Origin Definition
endo- prefix Greek inside
ennea root Greek nine
ent, sent2 root Latin thing; be
entero root Greek intestine
epi-, eph-, ep- prefix Greek on, upon, over; beyond, after, outside
equ, equi root Latin equal
-er, -or, -ar2 noun-forming suffix Latin a person or thing that does
erg, ergo, urg root Greek work
err root Latin error, wander
erythr, erythro root Greek red
es- prefix Latin out, out of, away
-escent adjective-forming suffix Latin becoming; beginning to
-ess noun-forming suffix Greek female
esthes, aesthes, esthet, aesthet root Greek feeling, sensation, sense perception
-et, -ette noun-forming suffix French small; female
ethno root Greek race, culture, people
eu prefix Greek good, well
ev (aev) root Latin age, era
ex- prefix Latin out, out of, away from
exo- prefix Greek outer, outside
extr-, extra-, exter- prefix Latin on the outside, beyond