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Med. Term. Roots

Book "Medical Terminology in a Flash"; Root Words

acous/o hearing
aden/o gland
adip/o fat
adren/o adrenal gland
adrenal/o adrenal gland
aer/o air
albino/o white
angi/o vessel
an/o anus
append/o appendix
appendic/o appendix
aort/o aorta
arteri/o artery
ather/o thick, fatty
arthr/o joint
atri/o atria
audi/o hearing
bacteri/o bacteria
balan/o glans penis
blephar/o eyelid
bronch/o bronchus
bronchi/o bronchus
calc/o calcium
carcin/o cancer
cardi/o heart
carp/o carpus
cerbr/o brain
cervic/o cervix (neck)
cholecyst/o gallbladder
chondr/o cartilage
col/o colon
colon/o colon
colp/o vagina
corne/o cornea
cost/o ribs
crani/o cranium / skull
cutane/o skin
cyan/o blue
cyt/o cell
dent/o teeth
derm/o skin
dermat/o skin
dipl/o double
duoden/o duodenum
electr/o electric
encephal/o brain
enter/o small intestine
epiglott/o epiglottis
epsi/o vulva
erethem/o red
erythr/o red
esophag/o esophagus
femor/o femur
fibul/o fibula
gastr/o stomach
gli/o glue, gluelike
glomerul/o glomerulus
gloss/o tongue
gluc/o sugar
glyc/o sugar
gynec/o women, female
hem/o blood
hemat/o blood
hepat/o liver
humer/o humerus
hydr/o water
hyster/o uterus
ile/o ileum
jejun/o jejunum
kerat/o cornea, keratinized tissue
lamin/o lamina
lapar/o abdomen
laryng/o larynx
leuk/o white
lingu/o tongue
lip/o fat
lith/o stone
lumb/o lumbar (low back)
lymph/o lymph
mamm/o breast
mast/o breast
melan/o black
men/o menses
mening/o meninges
metacarp/o metacarpus
muc/o mucus
myc/o fungus
myo muscle
myel/o spinal cord, bone marrow
myring/o eardrum
nas/o nose
nat/o birth
necr/o dead
nephr/o kidney
neur/o nerve
noct/o night
ocul/o eye
olig/o scanty
onych/o nail
oophor/o ovary
ophthalm/o eye
or/o mouth
orch/o testes
orchi/o testes
ophthalm/o eye
orchid/o testes
or/o mouth
orch/o testes
orchi/o testes
orchid/o testes
orth/o straight
oste/o bone
ot/o ear
ovari/o ovary
ox/o oxygen
pancreat/o pancreas
pancreat/o pelvic
parathyroid/o parathyroid
patell/o patella
phalang/o phalanges
pelv/i pelvis
peritone/o peritoneum
phleb/o vein
phleb/o pleura
pil/o hair
pneum/o lung, air
proct/o rectum, anus
pneumon/o lung, air
prostat/o prostate
pulmon/o lung
py/o pus
pyel/o renal pelvis
rect/o rectal
ren/o kidney
retin/o retina
rhin/o nose
salping/o tubes (fallopian, eustachian)
scler/o hardening
sigmoid/o sigmoid colon
sinus/o sinus
sperm/o sperm
spermat/o sperm
spin/o spine
splen/o spleen
stern/o sternum
stomat/o mouth, mouthlike
ten/o tendon
tend/o tendon
tendin/o tendon
thorac/o chest
thromb/o (clot) thrombus
thym/o thymus
thyroid/o thyroid
tibi/o tibia
tonsill/o tonsil
toxic/o toxin, poison
trache/o trachea
trich/o hair
tympan/o tympanic membrane
ureter/o ureter
urethr/o urethra
ur/o urine
uter/o uterus
vagin/o vagina
vas/o vessel
ven/o vein
ventricul/o ventricle
vertebr/o vertebrae
vulv/o vulva
xanth/o yellow
xer/o dry
Created by: marieHarrington