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Root WordDefinitionsExample
abdomin/o abdomen abdominal
acr/o extremities acromegaly
aden/o gland adenocarcinoma
adenoid/o adenoids adenoidectomy
adip/o fat adipose
aer/o air aerobic
alb/o white albino
albumin/o albumin albuminemia
amni/o amnion amniotic
amyl/o starch amylase
angi/o vessel angiogram
ankyl/o crooked or fused ankylosing
anter/o anterior/before anterolateral
aort/o aorta aortic
append(ic)/o appendix appendicitis
arteri/o artery arteriovenous
arthr/o joint arthroplasty
articul/o joint articulation
atel/o imperfect atelectasis
ather/o yellow, fatty plaque atheroma
aur/i ear auricle
bil/i bile biliary
blast/o embryonic form blastoma
blephar/o eyelid blepharitis
brachi/o arm brachiocephalic
brachy short brachyesophagus
bronch(i)/o windpipe bronchospasm
bucc/o cheek buccal
burs/o bursa bursectomy
calc/i calcium calcification
calcane/o heel calcaneocuboid
carcin/o cancer carcinoma
cardi/o heart cardiomyopathy
carp/o carpus/wrist carpometacarpal
caud/o tail caudal
cec/o cecum cecal
cephal/o head cephalad
cerebr/o brain cerebral
cervic/o neck cervicothoracic
chlor/o green chlorophyll
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