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Roots for Med Term

Root words for Med Term Short Course

leuk white
nephr kidney
neur nerve
onc tumor
ophthal eye
oste bone
path disease
aut self
psych mind
sarc flesh
rhin nose
thromb clotting
aden gland
arthr joint
carcin cancer, cancerous
cephal head
cardi heart
cereb cerebrum(largest part of the brain)
cyst urinary bladder
cyt cell
derm skin
encephal brain
enter intestines
erythr red
gastr stomach
gnos knowledge
gynec female,woman
hemhenat blood
lapar abdomen
ren kidney
hepahepat liver
hematoma mass of blood trapped in tissuesof the skin or an organ (bruise)
paralysis loss of movement
aphasia loss of speech
erthrocyte blood cell that carries oxygen
leukocytes white blood cell(five different types) that helps disease
thrombocyteplatelet bllod cell that helps blood to clot
hemoglobin protein in red blood cells that help carry oxygen in the blood.
How do you make mords ending in "us" plural? drop the "us" and add an "i"
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How do you make words ending in "is" plural? drop the "is" and add "es"
How do you make words that end in "a" plural? retain the "a",and add an "e".
How do you make words ending in "ex" or "ix" plural? drop the 'ex" or 'ix" and add "ices"
Created by: Sharon Anderson