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Medical Term 1

Word Roots

Root WordCombining FormMeaning
angi- angi/o vessel
bacteri- bacteri/o bacteria
bi- bi/o life
carcin- carcin/o cancer/cancderous
cardi- cardi/o heart
cephal- cephal/o head
cyst- cyst/o sac or cyst containing fluid,urinary bladder
cyt- cyt/o cell
electr- electr/o electrecity
enter- enter/o intestines
fibrin- fibrin/o fiber
gnath- gnath/o jaw
gynec- gynec/o woman/female
hem- hem/o blood
hemat- hemat/o blood
irid- irid/o iris
kerat- kerat/o keratin
lip- lip/o fat
mast- mast/o breast
necr- necr/o death
nephr nephr/o kidney
onc- onc/o tumor
path- path/o disease
pelv- pelv/o pelviv
radi- radi/o x-rays
ren- ren/o renal,the kiudney
sarc- sarc/o flesh
sial- sial/o saliva,salivary glands
thromb thromb/o clot
trache trache/o trachea
uter- uter/o uterus
abdomin- abdomin/o abdomen
Created by: karenZ