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abdomin/o abdomen
acanth/o spiny, thorny
acar/o mites
acetabul/o acetabulum (hip socket)
acous/o hearing
acoust/o hearing, sound
acr/o extremeties, top, extreme point
acromi/o acromion (extension of shoulder bone)
actin/o light
acu/o sharp, severe, sudden
aden/o gland
adenoid/o adenoids
adip/o fat
adren/o adrenal gland
adrenal/o adrenal gland
aer/o air
agglutin/o clumping, sticking together
alb/o white
albin/o white
albumin/o albumin (protein)
alges/o sensitivity to pain
all/o other, different than usual
alveol/o alveolus, air sac, small sac
ambly/o dim, dull
ammon/o ammonium
amni/o amnion (sac surrounding the embryo)
amyl/o starch
an/o anus
andr/o male
aneurysm/o aneurysm (widening of blood vessel)
angi/o vessel (blood)
anis/o unequal
ankyl/o stiff
anter/o front
anthrac/o coal
anthr/o antrum of the stomach
anxi/o uneasy, anxious
aort/o aorta (largest artery)
aphth/o ulcer
aponeur/o aponeurosis (type of tendon)
append/o appendix
appendic/o appendix
aque/o water
arachn/o spider
arsenic/o arsenic
arter/o artery
arteri/o artery
arteriol/o arteriole (small artery)
arthr/o joint
articul/o joint
asbest/o asbestos
aspir/o removal
astr/o star, star-shaped
aque/o water
atel/o incomplete
ather/o plaque(fatty substance)
atri/o atrium (upper heart chamber)
audi/o hearing
audit/o hearing
aur/o ear
auricul/o ear
auscult/o to listen
aut/o self, own
aux/o growth, acceleration
axill/o armpit
axi/o axis
azot/o urea, nitrogen
bacill/o bacilli (bacteria)
bacteri/o bacteria
balan/o glans penis
bar/o pressure, weight
bartholin/o Bartholin glands
bas/o base, opposite of acid
bi/o life
bil/i bile, gall
bilirubin/o bilirubin
blenn/o mucus
blephar/o eyelid
bol/o cast, throw
brachi/o arm
brom/o bromine containing compound, odor
bronch/o bronchial tube
bronchi/o bronchial tube
bronchiol/o bronchiole
bucc/o cheek
bunion/o bunion
burs/o bursa (sac of fluid near joints)
byssin/o cotton dust
cac/o bad
calc/o calcium
calcane/o calcaneus (heel bone)
calci/o calcium
calcul/o to compute
cali/o calyx
calic/o calyx
calor/i heat
campt/o bent
capillar/o capillary (tiniest blood vessel)
capn/o carbon dioxide
caps/o, capsul/o capsule, container
carcin/o cancerous, cancer
cari/o caries, rottenness
cardi/o heart
carp/o wrist bones (carpals)
Created by: jmcapulli