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kinesi/o movement
kyph/o hump
lacrim/o tear
lact/o milk
limin/o lamina (a thin plate, scale, or layer)
laryng/o larynx
lob/o lobe
lord/o curve
lumb/o lumbar (lower back)
lute/o yellow
lymphaden/o lymph gland
mamm/o breast
mandibul/o mandible (lower jawbone)
mast/o breast
maxill/o maxilla (upper jawbone)
meat/o meatus (an opening, orifice, or short passage, as in a bone or in the integument of the ovule of a plant)
men/o menstruation, month
mening/o, meningi/o meninges
menisc/o, menisci/o meniscus (a disk of cartilage between the articulating ends of the bones in a joint)
ment mind
metacarp/o metacarpals (hand)
metatars/o metatarsals (foot)
metr/o uterus, measure
metr/i uterus
mon/o one
muc/o mucus
my/o, muscul/o muscle
myc/o fungus
myel/o bone marrow, spinal cord
myring/o ear drum
myx/o mucus
nas/o nose
nat/a, nat/i birth
natr/o sodium
necr/o death
nephr/o kidney
neur/o nerve
noct/i night
ocul/o eye
olecran/o olecranon (elbow)
olig/o scant, few
onych/o nail
oo/o egg
oophor/o ovary
ophthalm/o eye
opt/o eye, vision
optic/o eye
orchi/i, orch/o, orchi/o, orchid/o testicle
orth/o straight
ot/o ear
ov/o egg
ovari/o ovary
ovul/o ovulation
ox/i, ox/o oxygen
oxy/o oxygen
oxy/o oxygen
pachy/o thick
palat/o palate
palpebr/o eyelid
pancreat/o pancreas
papill/o optic nerve
patell/o patella (kneecap)
pelv/i pelvis (hip)
pericardi/o pericardium (the membranous sac enclosing the heart)
perine/o perineum (the area in front of the anus extending to the fourchette of the vulva in the female and to the scrotum in the male)
petr/o stone
phac/o eye lens
phak/o eye lens
phalang/o phalanges (finger or toe)
pharyng/o pharynx
phas/o speech
phleb/o vein
phren/o mind, diaphragm
phys/o growing
pil/o hair
pituitar/o pituitary gland
pleur/o pleura (a delicate serous membrane investing each lung in mammals and folded back as a lining of the corresponding side of the thorax)
pneumat/o lung/air
pneumon/o lung/air
poli/o gray matter
polyp/o polyp
pont/o pons (Also called pons Varolii. a band of nerve fibers in the brain connecting the lobes of the midbrain, medulla, and cerebrum)
pub/o pubis
pulmon/o lung
pupill/o pupil
py/o pus
pyel/o renal pelvis (a small funnel-shaped cavity of the kidney into which urine is discharged before passing into the ureter)
pylor/o pylorus (the opening between the stomach and the duodenum)
rachi/o spine
radic/o, radicul/o nerve root
ren/o kidney
retin/o retina
rhin/o nose
rhiz/o nerve root
rhytid/o wrinkle
rube/o red
sacr/o sacrum
salping/o uterine tube, fallopian tube
scapul/o scapula (shoulder)
scler/o sclera (a dense, white, fibrous membrane that, with the cornea, forms the external covering of the eyeball)
scoli/o bent
seb/o sebum/oil
semin/i semen
sept/o septum (a dividing wall, membrane, or the like, in a plant or animal structure)
sigmoid/o sigmoid colon
somat/o body
son/o sound
sperm/o, spermat/o sperm
sphygm/o pulse
spir/o breath
splen/o spleen
spondyl/o vertebra
staped/o middle ear, stapes
staphyl/o clusters
ster/o, stere/o solid, having three dimensions
stern/o sternum (breast bone)
strept/o twisted chain
synovi/o synovial joint membrane
tars/o tarsal (ankle)
ten/o tendon
tend/o, tendin/o tendon (connective tissue)
test/o testicle
thorac/o thorax (chest)
thromb/o clot
thym/o thymus gland
thyr/o, thyroid/o thyroid gland
tibi/o shin bone
toc/o childbirth
tonsill/o tonsil
top/o place
tox/o, toxic/o poison
trache/o trachea
trich/o hair
tympan/o eardrum
uln/o ulna (lower arm bone)
ungu/o nail
ur/o urine
ureter/o ureter
urethr/o urethra
urin/o urine
uter/o uterus
uve/o uvea (the vascular middle layer of the eye constituting the iris, ciliary body, and choroid)
valv/o, valvul/o valve
vas/o, vascul/o vessel
ven/o vein
ventricul/o ventricle
vertebr/o vertebra
vesic/o bladder
vesicul/o seminal vesicles (either of two small saclike glands, located on each side of the bladder in males, that add nutrient fluid to semen during ejaculation)
vitre/o glass/glassy
vulv/o vulva
xer/o dry
xanth/o yellow
osche/o relating to the scrotum
Created by: cisemmler