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Medical Terminology

A- no; not; without
an- No; not; without
Ab Away from
Abdomin/o Abdomen
-ac Pertaining to
Acanth/o Spiny; thorny
Acar/o Mites
Acetabul/o Acetabulum (hip socket)
Acous/o Hearing
Acoust/o Hearing, sound
Acr/o Extremities; top; extreme point
Acromi/o Acromion (extension of shoulder bone)
Actin/o Light
Acu/o Sharp; severe; sudden
-acusis Hearing
Ad- Toward
-ad Toward
Aden/o Gland
Adenoid/o Adenoids
Adip/o Fat
Adren/o Adrenal gland
Adrenal/o Adrenal gland
Aer/o Air
Af- Toward
Agglutin/o Clumping; sticking together
-agogue Producer; leader
-agon To assemble; gather
Agora- Marketplace
-agra Excessive pain
-al Pertaining to
Alb/o White
Albin/o White
Albumin/o Albumin (protein)
Alges/o Sensitivity to pain
-Algesia Sensitivity to pain
-algia Pain
All/o Other
Alveol/o Alveolus;air sac; small sac
Ambi- Around, on both sides
-amine Nitrogen compound
Ammon/o Ammonium
Amni/o Amnion (sac surrounding the embryo)
Amyl/o Starch
An/o Anus
-an Pertaining to
Ana- Up; apart; backward; again; anew
Andr/o Male
Aneurysm/o Aneurysm (widening of blood vessel)
Angi/o Vessel (blood)
Anis/o Unequal
Ankyl/o Stiff
Ante- Before; forward
Anter/o Front
Anthrac/o Coal
Anthr/o Antrum of the stomach
Anti- Against
Anxi/o Uneasy; anxious
Aort/o Aorta (largest artery)
-apheresis Removal
Aphth/o Ulcer
Ap- Off; away
Aponeur/o Aponeurosis (type of tendon)
Append/o Appendix
Appendic/o Appendix
Aque/o Water
-ar Pertaining to
Arachn/o Spider
-arche Beginning
Arsenic/o Arsenic
Arter/o Artery
Arteri/o Artery
Arteriol/o Arteriole (small artery)
Arthr/o Joint
-arthria Articulate (speak distinctly)
Created by: Michelle1406