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Med. Term. Elem. A-L

Med. Term. Elements to know for Utah State Med. Ter. Benchmark exam for MA's

abdomin/o abdomen
lapar/o abdomen
acromi/o acromin (projection of scapula)
adenoid/o adenoid
adren/o adrenal glands
adrenal/o adrenal glands
aer/o air, lung
pneum/o air, lung
pneumon/o air, lung
albumin/o albumin (protein)
alveol/o alveolus (pl. alveoli)
amni/o amnion (amniotic sac)
an/o anus
proct/o anus, rectum
aort/o aorta
append/o appendix
appendic/o appendix
brachi/o arm
arteri/o artery
arteriol/o arteriole
atri/o atrium
dors/o back (of body)
poster/o back (of body), posterior
bacteri/o bacteria
fasci/o band
ventr/o belly
ankyl/o bent, crooked, stiffness
chol/e bile, gall
choledoch/o bile duct
cholangi/o bile vessel
nat/a birth/ born
nat/o birth/born
cyst/o bladder
vesic/o bladder
anthrac/o black, coal
melan/o black, coal
hem/o blood
hemat/o blood
thromb/o blood clot
hemangi/o blood vessel
vascul/o blood vessel
cyan/o blue
oste/o bone
myel/o bone marrow, spinal cord
encephal/o brain
mast/o breast
mamm/o breast
stern/o breast bone
spir/o breath
bronch/o bronchus
bronchi/o bronchus
calcane/o calcaneum (heel bone)
calc/o calcium
carcin/o cancer
chondr/o cartilage
cyt/o cell
cerebr/o cerebrum, brain
cervic/o cervix uteri, neck
bucc/o cheek
pector/o chest (thorax)
steath/o chest (thorax)
thorac/o chest (thorax)
choroid/o choroids
cycl/o cilary body
col/o colon
colon/o colon
condyl/o condyle
conjuctiv/o conjuctiva
corne/o cornea
kerat/o cornea
eosin/o dawn (rose colored)
necr/o death
phren/o diaphragm, mindc
path/o disease
dactyl/o digit (finger or toe)
ambly/o dim, dull
dipl/o double
ichthy/o dry
xer/o dry, scaly
duoden/o duodenum
ot/o ear
electro/o electric
blast/o embryonic cellular development
megal/o enlargement
epididym/o epidiymis
esophag/o esophagus
acr/o extremities
ocul/o eye
opthalm/o eye
opt/o eye
blephar/o eyelid
salping/o fallopian, eustachian tubes, uterine tubes, oviducts
adip/o fat
lip/o fat
steat/o fat
ather/o fatty plaque
dist/o far, farthest
femor/o femor (thigh bone)
fibul/o fibula (smaller, outer bone or lower leg)
ped/i foot
pod/o foot
xen/o foreign, strange
anter/o front, anterior
myc/o fungus
cholecyst/o gall bladder
aden/o gland
balan/o glans penis
glomerul/o glomerulus
gli/o glue, neuroglia
gonad/o gonads, sex glands
granul/o granule
poli/o gray
chlor/o green
inguin/o groin
gingiv/o gum(s)
pil/o hair
trich/o hair
scler/o hardening, sclera (white) of the eye
cephal/o head
cardi/o heart
therm/o heat
audi/o hearing
crypt/o hidden
humer/o humerous bone
ile/o ileum
ili/o ilium (lateral, flaring portion of hip bone)
atel/o incomplete, imperfect
viscer/o internal organs
enter/o intestines
irid/o iris
sider/o iron
jejun/o jejunum
arthr/o joint
nephr/o kidney
ren/o kidney
patell/o knee cap
labyrinth/o labyrinth, inner ear
lamin/o lamina
laryng/o larynx (voice box)
phac/o lens
cheil/o lip
labi/o lip
hepat/o liver
lob/o lobe
lumb/o loins, lower back
pulmon/o lung, air
lymph/o lymph
Created by: Vail