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con- together
con/o cone
condyl/o condyle, knob
coni/o dust
conjunctiv/o conjuntiva
contra- opposite, against
cor/o pupil
cord/o cord, spinal cord
cordi/o heart
core/o pupil
corne/o cornea
coron/o crown, heart
corpor/o body
cortic/o cortex (outer portion)
cost/o costa (rib)
cox/o coxa (hip)
crani/o cranium (skull)
crin/o to secrete, secreting
-crine to secrete, secreting
-crit to separate, separating
crur/o leg
cry/o extreme cold
crypt- hidden
cubit/o elbow, forearm
culd/o cul-de-sac (retrouterine pouch)
-cusis hearing
cut/o skin
cutane/o skin
cyan/o blue
cycl/o ciliary body, recurring, round
-cyesis pregnancy, gestation
cyst/o bladder, sac
cyt/o cell
-cytosis abnormal increase in cells
dacry/o tear
dacryoaden/o lacrimal gland
dacryocyst/o lacrimal sac
dactyl/o digitus (finger or toe)
de- down, lack of
dendr/o dendrite, tree
dent/i teeth
derm/o skin
dermat/o skin
-desis binding
dextr/o right
di- two, both
dia- through, complete
diaphragm/o diaphragm
diaphragmat/o diaphragm
digit/o finger or toe
dipl/o double
dips/o thirst
-dipsia condition of thirst
dis- bad, abnormal, apart
dist/o far
diverticul/o diverticulum, pouch
dors/o back
-drome to run, running
duct-o to carry, carrying
duoden/o duodenum
dur/o dura mater, hard
-dynia pain
dys- bad, painful, difficult, abnormal
-e noun ending
e- outward, out
-eal pertaining to
ec- out, outward
echo- sound, reverberation
-ectasia condition of expansion, dilation
-ectasis expansion, dilation
ecto- outward, outer
-ectomy removal, excision
-edema swelling
ef- away from
electr/o electricity
-emesis vomiting, vomit
-emia blood condition
-emic pertaining to blood condition
em- in
encephal/o brain
end- within
endo- within
endocardi/o inner lining of the heart
endometri/o endometrium
enter/o small intestines, intestines
eosin/o rosy-colored
epi- above, upon
epicardi/o epicardium
epidcondyl/o epicondyle
epididym/o epididymis
epiglott/o epiglottis
episi/o vulva (external female genitalia)
epitheli/o epithelium
erg/o work
erythr/o red
erythrocyt/o red blood cell
eschar/o scab
-esis state of
eso- inward
esophag/o esophagus
esthesi/o feeling, sensation
ethmoid/o ethmoid bone
eu- healthy, normal
ex- out
exanthemat/o rash
-exia condition
exo- outside
extra- outside
faci/o face
fallopi/o fallopian tube
fasci/o fascia
fec/a feces, stool
femor/o femur (thigh bone)
fer/o to bear, carry
-ferous to bear, carry
ferr/o iron
fet/o fetus
fibr/o fiber
fibrin/o fibrous substance
fibul/o fibula (lower lateral leg bone)
-fida to split, splitting
flex/o to bend, bending
fluro/o to flow, flowing
-flux to flow, flowing
follicul/o follicle, small sac
foramin/o hole, foramen
fornic/o arched structure, fornix
front/o front, forehead
foss/o hollow, depression
fund/o fundus (base, bottom)
fung/i fungus
-fusion process of pouring
galact/o milk
gastr/o stomach
-gen producing, produced by
gen/o origin, originate
ger/o old age
geus/o taste
gingiv/o gums
glauc/o gray, bluish green
-glia glia cell, glue
-globin protein substance
-globulin protein substance
glomerul/o glomerulus
gloss/o tongue
gluc/ glucose, sugar
glute/o gluteus (buttocks)
glyc/o sugar, glucose
glycos/o sugar, glucose
gnath/o jaw, entire
gnos/o knowledge
gon/o seed
gonad/o gonad, sex organ
goni/o angle
-gram record, recording
granul/o little grain
-graph instrument to record
graph/o to write, writing
-graphy process of recording
gravid/o pregnancy, gestation
-gravida pregnancy, gestation
gynec/o female, woman
halit/o breath
hal/o to breath, breathing
-cyte cell
-genesis production, origin
-genic pertaining to producted by
-genous pertaining to originating from
Created by: KMays