Go to 'thermo-' entry Go to 'dino-' entry Go to 'chondro-' entry Go to 'aero-' entry Go to '-logy' entry Go to 'thaumato-' entry Go to 'nano-' entry Go to '-sophy' entry Go to 'bucco-' entry Go to '-ism' entry Go to '-lysis' entry Go to 'galacto-' entry Go to '-anthropy' entry Go to 'pneumo-' entry Go to '-ploitation' entry Go to '-lithic' entry Go to '-sepalous' entry Go to 'onco-' entry Go to '-parous' entry Go to 'dermato-' entry Go to 'multi-' entry Go to 'dodeca-' entry Go to '-zoon' entry Go to 'vermi-' entry Go to 'crystallo-' entry Go to 'biblio-' entry Go to 'eco-' entry Go to 'juxta-' entry Go to 'facio-' entry
Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

anth(o)-

A flower or flowers.

[Greek anthos, flower.]

The anthocyanins (Greek kuan(e)os, dark blue) are pigments that give the red, blue, or purple colour to flowers and fruits; an anthozoan is a member of a large class of marine animals that includes the sea anemones and corals, which resemble flowers. An anthology is literally a collection of flowers, but figuratively refers to little flowers of composition—poems or epigrams by various authors.

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