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

carb(o)-

Carbon.

[English carbon, from Latin carbo, coal or charcoal.]

Carbohydrates are a large group of compounds that includes sugars and starches, which contain carbon together with hydrogen and oxygen in the same proportions as in water (hence hydrate, from Greek hudōr, water). A carbide is a compound of carbon with a metal, such as calcium carbide, once used to generate acetylene gas in vehicle lamps; carbazole is a colourless substance obtained from coal tar, used in dye production; carbamazepine is a synthetic benzodiazepine, used as an anticonvulsant and analgesic drug.

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