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Anatomical Roots

abdomin/o abdominal
acr/o extremities
aden/o gland
adip/o, fat
adren/o adrenal glands
aer/o air
angi/o vessel
anter/o front, anterior
aort/o aorta
arteri/o artery
arthr/o joint
audi/o sound
bronchi/o, bronch/o bronchus
calc/o calicum
carcin/o cancer
cardi/o heart
cephal/o head
cerebr/o brain, cerebrum
chondr/o cartilage
col/o, colon/o colon
cost/o ribs
crani/o cranium, skull
cutane/o skin
cyan/o blue
cyst/o bladder
cyt/o cell
dent/o teeth
derm/o skin
dipl/o double
dist/o far, farthest
dors/o back (of body)
encephal/o brain
enter/o intestine
erythr/o red
esophag/o esophagus
gastr/o stomach
gingiv/o gum
gloss/o tongue
gluc/o, glyc/o sugar, glucose
hema, hemat/o, hem/o blood
hepat/o liver
hidr/o sweat
hist/o tissue
hydr/o water
lapar/o abdominal
laryng/o larynx (voice box)
latr/o side
leuk/o white
lingu/o tongue
lip/o fat
lith/o stone
lumb/o lower back
lymph/o lymph
melan/o black
mening/o meninges
myc/o fungus
myel/o spinal cord, bone marrow
my/o muscle
nas/o nose
necr/o death
nephr/o kidneys
neur/o nerve
noct/o night
odont/o teeth
olig/o scanty, little
ophthalm/o, ocul/o, opt/o eye
or/o, stomat/o mouth
orth/o straight
oste/o bone
ot/o ear
pelv/o, pelv/i pelvis
phalang/o fingers and toes
pharyng/o pharynx (throat)
phleb/o vein
pleur/o pleura
pneum/o lung
poster/o back (of body), behind, posterior
proxim/o near, nearest
py/o pus
radi/o x-rays, radiation
rhin/o nose
scler/o hardening, white of eye
tend/o tendons
therm/o heat
thorac/o chest
thromb/o blood clot
toxic/o, tox/o poison
trache/o trachea (windpipe)
ur/o urine
vascul/o blood vessel
vertebr/o vertebra (backbone)
Created by: R4U