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Table 2

Common Medical Root Words

TermDefinition
abdomen/o abdomen; abdominal
aden/o gland
angi/o vessel
arteri/o artery
arthr/o joint
aur/o ear
bronch/o bronchus
bucc/o cheek
carcin/o cancer; cancer-causing
cardi/o heart
cephal/o head
colon/o colon
cyst/o bladder
cyt/o cell
derm/o skin
enter/o intestine
esophag/o esophagus
gastr/o stomach
gluc/o glucose; sugar
gyne/o female reproductive organs
hemat/o blood
hepat/o liver
hydr/o water
lip/o fat
lymph/o lymph; pertaining to lymph node or system
mamm/o;mast/o breast
my/o muscle
narc/o sleep
nas/o nose
nephr/o kidney
neur/o nerve
ocul/o; ophthalm/o eye
or/o mouth
oste/o; orth/o bone
ped/i child; children
phleb/o vein
pneum/o lungs; air
psych/o; psych/e mind; mental
pulmon/o lungs; breathing
ren/o kidney
septi bacteria
spir/o breath
thorac/o chest
thyr/o thyroid
vascul/o; vas/o vein
Created by: dolfin76986
 

 



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