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Medical Terminology

VT - Medical Root Words

QuestionAnswer
Abdomino Abdomen
Acro Extremity; Highest
Adeno Gland
Aero Air
Algesi Sense of pain
Andro Male
Angio; Vaso Vessel
Ankylo Stiffness; immobility
Arterio Artery
Anthro Joint
Bio Life
Blast Bud
Brachi Arm
Broncho Air passages
Bucco Cheek
Carcino Cancer
Cardio Heart
Carn Flesh
Carpo Wrist
Caudo Tail
Cephalo Head
Cerebro Brain
Cervico Neck
Chondro Cartilage
Colo Large
Colpo Vagina
Costo; Pleuro Rib; Pleuro also means side
Cranio Skull
Cyto Cell
Dento Teeth
Dermo; Dermato Skin
Digiti Fingers/Toes
Dorso Back
Electro Electric
Encephalo Inside of the head/brain
Entero Small Intestine
Eso Carrier
Esthesio Sensation
Estro Female
Gastro Stomach
Genus Beginning
Gingivo Gums
Gnosis Knowledge
Hemo Blood
Hepato Liver
Hydro Water
Hystero Uterus
Ileo Ileum (of intestine)
Ilio Ilium (of pelvis)
Lacrimo Tears
Lacto Milk
Laparo Abdominal wall
Lipo Fat
Litho Stone
Lumbo Lower back
Lympho Lymphatic tissue
Malaco Softening
Melano Darkness; blackness
Meter Measure
Morph Structure; shape; form
Myco Fungus
Myelo Marrow; spinal cord
Myo Muscle
Narco Sleep
Necro Dead
Nephro Kidney
Neuro Nerve
Olfact Smell
"Oo (pronounced O ah); Ovo
" Egg
Ophthalmo Eye
Opia Sight
Orchido Testicle
Oro Mouth
Osteo Bone
Oto Ear
Parie Wall
Patho Disease
Phagia Eat
Phlebo Vein
Phono Sound
Pilo Hair
Pneumono; Pulmo Lung
Pod Foot
Pseudo False
Psycho Mind
Ptosis Prolapse
Pyo Pus
Rhino Nose
Scope View
Thoraco Thorax (chest)
Tropho Growth; nourishment
Ur, Urino Urine
Uro Tail
Vivi Live
Root The base of the word
Created by: tristanichole