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Human Body (roots)

Word Roots, suffixes, and prefixes to medical terms

TermDefinition
an- not: without
anter- before
arthro- plaque
cardio- heart
-cyte cell
derm- skin
ectomy surgical removal
enter(o)- intestine
gastro- stomach
hemi- half
histo- tissue
-ior referring to
-itis inflammation
-lexia word
neur(o)- nerve
-ology study of
-orexia appetite
osteo- bone
-otomy process of cutting
-oxia oxygen
para- near
poly- many
poster- behind
-opsy view of
ventr- belly side
-al signifying
aut- self
caud- tail
cephal- head
-crania skull/head
dactyl- finger
dia- pass through
dist- far
dorso- back
dys- abnormal
-emia condition of blood
erythro- red
-esthesia nervous
hypo- under
-ic pertaining to
laryng- voice box
leuco- white
lob- brain
-osis abnormal condition
-otomy to cut
peri- about or around
phlebo- vien
-plegic paralysis
-sclerosis hardening
scoli- bent
therm(y)- temperature or heat
Created by: junebugg