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Medical Terminology

Root Word

TermDefinition
abdomen/o Abdomen
aden/0 Gland
adipo/o Fat
andr/o Amnion LS ac that surround the embryo
angi/o vessel
aque/o water
arteri/o artery
arteriol/o artery
arthr/o joint
ather/o fatty
audi/o hearing
aur/o ear
bili liver
blephar/o eye
bronch/o bronchi
bronchiol/o bronchi
bucc/o cheek
calc/i of/ or pertaining to calcium
capnia head
carcin/o cancer
cardi/o heart
carp/o wrist
cephal/o head
cerebr/o cercbrum, brain
chol/e gall,bile
cholangi/o Gall bladder
cholecyst/o gall bladder
chondr/o cartilage
coagul/o clot
cocle/o spiral
col/o colon or large intestine
conjunctiv/o eye
cor/o heart
corne/o cornea
coron/o heart
cost/o rib
crani/o skull
cyr/o cold
mast/o breast
melan/o black
men/o menses,menstration
metacarp/o handbones
metatars/o toebones
morph/.o shape or form
muc/o mucous
my/o muscle
myc/o fungi
myel/o spinal cord, bone marrow
mring/o ear
narc/o pertaining to stupor or sleep
nat/o birth
nephr/o kidney
neur/o nerve
noct/o night
nyctal/o darkenss
ocul/o eye
onch/o nail
oophor/o ovaies
ophthalm/o eye
opt/o eye
or/o mouth
orch/o testes
orchi/o testes
orchid/o testes
orth/o straight
oste/o bone
ot/o ear
ovary/o ovaries
oxi oxygen
pachy/o thick
pancreat/o pancreas
par/o beside
part/o birth
patell/o knee
pector/o chest
ped foot
pelv/i pelvis
cut/o skin
cutane/o skin
cyan/o blue
cyst/o cell
cyt/o cell
dacry/o finger
dent teeth
derm/o skin
dermat/o skin
dipi/o double
dipso/o thirst
duoden/o duodenum
dur/a brain
electr/o electricity
embry/o egg
encephala/o brain
enter/o intestine
eosin/o rose-colored
epis/i vulva
erythr/o red
esophagi/o esophagus
fasci/o fibrous tissue
femor/o femur or thigh
fet/o Fetus
fibul/o fibula
fund/o base or bottom
gastr/o stomach
gingiv/o gums
glauc/o pertaining to the eye
gli/o nerve
glomerul/o renal
gloss/o tongue
gluc/o sugar
glyc/o sugar
gonad/o seed or gamete producing organ
gravid/a pregnant
gyn/o woman
gynec/o woman
hem/o blood
hemangi/o blood
perine/o surround
peritone/o membrane around abdominal organs
phag/o to eat
phalang/o phalanx
pharyng/o pharynx
phleb/o vein
phot/o light
phren/o diaphragm
pil/o hair
pneum/o lung
pod/o foot
proct/o rectum
psycho/o mind
pub/o pubic
pulmon/o lungs
py/o pus
pvel/o renal
quadr/i four
radi/o radius
rect/o rectum
ren/o kidney
retin/o retina
rhabdomy/o rod shaped
rheum watery
rhin/o runny
salping/o uterine tube
sarc/o flesh
semin/o pertaining to semen
septi toxins
sial/o salivary gland
sinus/o sinus
somat/o body
spermat/o seed
spher/o round
sphygm/o pulse
spir/o spiral
splen/o spleen
spondyl/o vertebrae
steth/o chest
stoma opening
hemat/o blood
hepat/o liver
hidr/o sweat
humer/o upper armbone
hydr/o water
hyster/o uterus
ile/o third part of small intestine
ili/o upperpart of hip bone
immune/o portection
is/o equal
jejun/o jejumum
kal/i vessel
kinesi/o movement
lacrim/o eye duct
lact/o milk
lapar/o abdomen
laryng/o Larynx
ligament/o ligament
lingua tongue
synovi/o transparent fluid
tars/o toe
ten/o tendon
tendon/o tendon
test/o testes
testicul/o testes
thorac/o thoracic
thromb/o clot
thyr/o thyroid
trache/o trachea
tympan/o ear drum
ur/o urethra
urethr/o urine of urinary
vas/o vessel
ven/o vein
xanth/o yellow
lil/o little
lumb/o lumber
mamm/o breast
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