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Phys. root words

Word roots for Physiology

QuestionAnswer
a absence or without
anti against
ase suffix for enzymes
auto self
bi or di two
brady slow
cardio heart
cephalo head
cerebro brain
contra against
-crine a secretion
crypt hidden
cutan skin
-cyte or cyto cell
de without, lacking
dys difficult, faulty
-elle small
endo inside or within
exo outside
extra outside
epi over
erythro red
gastro stomach
-gen, -genic produce
gluco, glyco sugar or sweet
hemo blood
hepato liver
homo same
hydro water
hyper above or excess
hypo beneath or deficient
inter between
intra within
-itis inflammation
kali potassium
leuko white
lipo fat
lumen inside of a hollow tube
-lysis split apart or rupture
macro large
micro small
mono one
multi many
myo muscle
oligo little or few
patho disease
para near or close
peri around
poly many
post after
pre before
pro before
pseudo false
re again
retro backward or behind
semi half
sub below
super above, on top of
tachy rapid
trans across or through
Created by: adeannem