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Root words

QuestionAnswer
aer, aero denoting gas
alge, algesi, algo relating to pain
anomalo denoting irregularity
arthro relating to a joint
brevi short
celio denoting the abdoment
chol, chole, cholo relating to bile
chrom, chromo relating to color
cranio relating to the cranium of the skull
cryano, cryo denoting cold
crypt to hide, a pit
cyano dark blue
cyclo pertaining to a cycle
cysto relating to a sac or cyst
cyto denoting a cell
dacryo pertaining to the lacrimal glands.
dactylo relating to digits
dent, dento, donto relating to teeth
derma, dermat relating to teeth
derma, dermat relating to the skin
desmo relating to a bond or ligament
dextro right
diplo double, twofold
dorsi, dorso referrign to the black
duodeno relating to the duodenum
electro relating to electricity
encephalo denoting the brain
entero relating to the intestines
eso inward
facio relating to the face
gero, geronto denoting old age
gingiva relating to the gingiva or gum
glosss, glosso relating to the tongue
gluco denoting sweetness
glyco relating to sugar
gnath, gnatho denoting the jaw
hist, histio, histo relating to a tissue
hydr, hydro denoting water
ileo pertaining to the ileum
ipsi meaning self
irido relating to a colored circle
iso equal
jejuno pertaining to the jejunum
kerato relating to the cornea
labio pertaining to the lips
lacto relating to milk
laparo pertaining to the loin or flank
latero pertaining to the side
leido, leio smooth
leuk, leuko denothing deficiency of color
lip, lipo pertaining to fat
litho denoting a calculus
macr, macro large, long
masti, mastro relating to the breast
meg, mega great large
meningo denoting membranes, covering the brain and spinal cord
micr, micro small in size or extent
mono one
morpho relating to form
multi many
my, myo relating to muscle
myc, mycet denoting a fungus
myringo denoting tympani or the eardrum
myx, myxo pertaining to mucus
naso relating to the nose
necro denoting death
neo new
nephr, nephro denoting the kidney
normo normal or usual
oculo denoting the eye
onco denoting a swelling or mass
onycho relating to the nails
oo denoting an egg
opisth, opistho backward
ophthal, opthalmo pertaining to the eye
optico relating to vision
orchi, orcho relating to the testes
oro relating to the mouth
ortho straight, right
osteo relating to the bones
ot, oto denoting an ear
patho denothing disease
pedia, pedo denoting a child or young
perineo combinin form for the region between the anus and scrotum or vulva
phago denoting a relationship to eating
pharyngo pertaining to the pharynx
phleb, phlebo denoting the veins
phot, photo relating to light
pilo relating to hair
plasmo relating to plasma or the substance of a cell
pneuma, pneumono, pneumoto denoting air or gas
pod, podo meaning foot
poly many
ptyalo denoting saliva
pulmo denoting the lung
pupilo denoting the pupil
pyel, pyelo denoting the pelvis
pyloro relating to the pylorus
py, pyo denoting pus
recto denoting the rectum
rhin, rhino denoting the nose
sclero denoting hardness
sero pertaining to serum
sinistro left
somato denoting the body
spasmo denoting spasm
spermato, spermo denoting sperm
sphero denoting sphere, round
sphygma denoting a pulse
spleen, spleno denoting the spleen
staphyl, staphylo resembling a bunch of grapes
steno narrow, short
steth, stetho relating to the chest
stomato denoting the mouth
sym, syn with, along, together
tacho, tarchy swift
tarso relating to the flat of the foot
terato denoting a marvel, prodigy, or monster
thoraco relating to th echest
thrombo denoting a clot of blood
toxico, toxo denoting poison
tracheo denoting the trachea
trichi, tricho denoting hair
ur, uro, urono relating to urine
vaso denoting a vessel
veno denoting a vein
ventri, ventro denoting the abdoment
vertebro relating to the vertebra
viscero denoting the organs of the body
vivi denoting alive
xantho denoting yellow
xero denoting dryness
Created by: tumatoh