|Word root/ prefix||Root Meaning||Words based on the Root|
|Mater, matr/i||mother||Maternal - relating to motherhood
Maternity - the state of being a mother
Matriarch - a woman head of a household.
|Max||greatest||Maximal - the best or greatest possible
Maximize - to make as great as possible
Maximum - the greatest amount.
|Mega||great, large, million||Megalopolis - an area with many nearby cities
Megaphone - a device that projects a loud voice
Megastructure - huge building or other structure.
|Meta||change, after, beyond, between||Metaphysics - study of nature and reality
Metamorphosis - a complete change of form
Metastasis - the transmission of disease to other parts of the body.
|Micro||very small, short, minute||Microbe - a very small living thing
Microchip - a tiny wafer with an integrated circuit
Microscope - a device to see very small things.