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Terminology

Terms---root words

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cardi/o heart
crin/o to secrete
esthesi/o feeling or sensation
gastr/o stomach
enter/o intestines
ger/a, ger/o, geront/o elderly
gynec/o female
immun/o immune
ne/o new
nat/o birth
neur/o nerve
obstetr/o midwife
onc/o tumor
ophthalm/o eye
orth/o straight
ped/o child; or foot
ot/o ear
laryng/o larynx
path/o disease
psych/o mind
radi/o radiation or radius
rheumat/o rheumatism
rhin/o nose
ur/o urinary tract or urine
aden/o gland
angi/o vessel
append/o, appendic/o appendix
bi/o life or living
blephar/o eyelid
cerebr/o, encephal/o brain (cerebr/o sometimes means cerebrum)
chir/o hand
col/o colon or large instestine
cutane/o, derm/a, derm/o, dermat/o skin
faci/o face
hepat/o liver
mamm/o, mast/o breast
muscul/o, my/o muscle
myel/o bone marrow or spinal cord
oste/o bone
pulm/o, pulmon/o, pneum/o, pneumon/o lungs (pneum/o sometimes means air or gas)
tonsill/o tonsil
trache/o trachea (windpipe)
vas/o vessel (vas deferens--the excretory duct of the testicle)
adip/o, lip/o fat
amyl/o starch
glyc/o sugar
hemat/o blood
lact/o milk
lith/o stone
muc/o mucus
prote/o, protein/o protein
pry/o fire
alb/o, albin/o, leuk/o, leuc/o white
chlor/o green
cyan/o blue
erythr/o red
melan/o black
xanth/o yellow
cyt/o cell
gen/o beginning, origin
gram/o to record
kinesi/o movement
leps/o seizure
lys/o destruction, dissolving
malac/o soft, softening
megal/o large, enlarged
metr/o (sometimes metr/i) measure, uterine tissue
phag/o eat, ingest
phas/o speech
pleg/o paralysis
schis/o, schiz/o, schist/o split, cleft
scler/o hard
scop/o to examine, to view
troph/o nutrition
aer/o air
blast/o embryonic form
cancer/o, carcin/o cancer
cephal/o head
cry/o cold
crypt/o hidden
dips/o thirst
electr/o electricity
fibr/o fiber
hist/o tissue
myc/o fungus
narc/o stupor
necr/o dead
optic/o, opt/o vision
phon/o voice
phot/o light
py/o pus
therm/o heat
top/o position, place
ech/o, son/o sound
fluor/o emitting or reflection light
tom/o to cut
algesi/o sensitivity to pain
chem/o chemical
cardi/o heart
crin/o to secrete
esthesi/o feeling or sensation
gastr/o stomach
enter/o intestines
ger/a, ger/o, geront/o elderly
gynec/o female
immun/o immune
ne/o new
nat/o birth
neur/o nerve
obstetr/o midwife
onc/o tumor
ophthalm/o eye
orth/o straight
ped/o child; or foot
ot/o ear
laryng/o larynx
path/o disease
psych/o mind
radi/o radiation or radius
rheumat/o rheumatism
rhin/o nose
ur/o urinary tract or urine
aden/o gland
angi/o, vas/o, vascul/o vessel
append/o, appendic/o appendix
bi/o life or living
blephar/o eyelid
cerebr/o, encephal/o brain (cerebr/o sometimes means cerebrum)
chir/o hand
col/o colon or large instestine
cutane/o, derm/a, derm/o, dermat/o skin
faci/o face
hepat/o liver
mamm/o, mast/o breast
muscul/o, my/o muscle
myel/o bone marrow or spinal cord
oste/o bone
pulm/o, pulmon/o, pneum/o, pneumon/o lungs (pneum/o sometimes means air or gas)
tonsill/o tonsil
trache/o trachea (windpipe)
vas/o vessel (vas deferens--the excretory duct of the testicle)
adip/o, lip/o fat
amyl/o starch
glyc/o sugar
hemat/o blood
lact/o milk
lith/o stone
muc/o mucus
prote/o, protein/o protein
pry/o fire
alb/o, albin/o, leuk/o, leuc/o white
chlor/o green
cyan/o blue
erythr/o red
melan/o black
xanth/o yellow
cyt/o cell
gen/o beginning, origin
gram/o to record
kinesi/o movement
leps/o seizure
lys/o destruction, dissolving
malac/o soft, softening
megal/o large, enlarged
metr/o (sometimes metr/i) measure, uterine tissue
phag/o eat, ingest
phas/o speech
pleg/o paralysis
schis/o, schiz/o, schist/o split, cleft
scler/o hard
scop/o to examine, to view
troph/o nutrition
aer/o air
blast/o embryonic form
cancer/o, carcin/o cancer
cephal/o head
cry/o cold
crypt/o hidden
dips/o thirst
electr/o electricity
fibr/o fiber
hist/o tissue
myc/o fungus
narc/o stupor
necr/o dead
optic/o, opt/o vision
phon/o voice
phot/o light
py/o pus
therm/o heat
top/o position, place
ech/o, son/o sound
fluor/o emitting or reflection light
tom/o to cut
algesi/o sensitivity to pain
chem/o chemical
pharmaceut/i, pharmac/o drugs or medicine
plast/o repair
therapeut/o treatment
tox/o poison
cyst/o cyst, bladder, or sac
acr/o extremities (arms and legs)
abdomin/o abdomen
caud/o toward the tail or in an inferior direction
dist/o far or distant from the origin or point of attachment
proxim/o nearer the origin or point of attachment
later/o toward the side
medi/o middle
dors/o back, posterior
ventr/o belly side
dactyl/o digit (toes and fingers)
lapar/o abdominal wall
omphal/o umbilicus (navel)
onych/o nail
pelv/i pelvis
periton/o peritoneum
som/a, somat/o body
dacry/o, lacrim/o tear, tearing, or crying
hidr/o sweat or perspiration
hydr/o water
sial/o salvia
coagul/o coagulation
ankyl/o stiff
arthr/o articulation, joint
home/o sameness
cirrh/o orange-yellow
bil/i, chol/e bile
spir/o to breathe
axill/o axilla (armpit)
erythemat/o erythema or redness
follicul/o follicle
ichthy/o fish
pil/o, trich/o hair
seps/o infection
ment/o, psych/o mind
dendr/o tree
aut/o self
xer/o dry
claustr/o barrier or closed space
pseud/o false
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