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TermDefinition
Cardio Heart
Aden/o Gland
Arthr/o Articul/o Joint
Bi/o Life
Carcin/o Cancerous/Cancer
Cephal/o Head
Cerebr/o Cerebrum
Cis/o To Cut
Cyst/o Urinary Blatter
Cyt/o Cell
Abdomin/o Abdomen
Adip/o Fat
Anter/o Front
Bol/o To Cast (throw)
Cervic/o Neck (of the body or uterus)
Chondr/o Cartlidge (connective tissue)
Chrom/o Color
Coccyg/o Coccyx ( Tailbone)
Crani/o Skull
Dist/o Far/Distant
Dors/o Back portion of the body
Hist/o Tissue
Ili/o Ilium (upper part of the pelvic bone)
Inguin/o Groin
Kary/o Nucle/o Nucleus
Later/o Side
Lumb/o Lower Back
Medi/o Middle
Pelv/i Pelvis/Hip Region
Poster/o Back/Behind
Proxim/o Nearest
Sacr/o Sacrum (bone in the pelvis)
Sarc/o Flesh
Spin/o Spine/Backbone
-eal -iac -ior -ose -ac -al -genic -ic -ical Pertaining to
-ism Process/condition
-plasm Formation
-somes Bodies
-type Picture/classification
Hypo- Below
Ana- Up
Cata- Down
Epi- Above
Inter- Between
Meta- Change
-ectomy Removal
Ventr/o Front
Trache/o Throat
Viscer/o Internal (organs)
Vertebr/o Backbone
Anerior Front side of the body
Posterior Back side of the body
Deep Away from the surface
Superficial On the surface Ex veins
Proximal Near the point of attachment
Distal Far from the point of attachment
Inferior Below
Superior Above
Medial Middle
Lateral Side
Supine Laying on back
Prone Laying on belly
Cervical Neck Region (C1-C7)
Thoracic Chest Region(T1-T12)
Lumbar Waist (loin) Region (L1-L5)
Sacral Region of the Sacrum (S1-S5)
Coccygeal Region of the Coccyx (tailbone)
Vertebra A single backbone
Vertebrae Multiple Backbones
Disc Pad of cartlidge between vertibrae
Spinal Cord Nervous tissue within spinal cavity
Spinal Column Bone tissue surrounding spinal cavity
Thel/o, Theli/o Nipple
Derm/o, Dermat/o Skin
Electr/o Electricity
Encephal/o Brain
Enter/o Intestines
Erythr/o Red
Gastr/o Stomach
Glyc/o Sugar
Gnos/o Knowledge
Gynec/o Women
Hem/o, Hemat/o Blood
Hepat/o Liver
Iatr/o Treatment
Leuk/o White
Log/o Study of
Nephr/o Kidney
Neur/o Nerve
Onc/o Tumor
Ophthalm/o Eye
Oste/o Bone
Path/o Disease
Ped/o Child
Psych/o Mind
Radi/o X-Ray
Ren/o Kidney
Rhin/o Nose
Sect/o To Cut
Erthr/o Red
Ur/o Urinary Tract
-algia Pain
-emia Blood Condition
-globin Protein
-gram Record
-ion Process
-ist Specialist
-itis Inflammation
-olgy Process of Study
-oma Tumor/Mass/Swelling
-opsy Process of Viewing
-osis Abnormal Condition
-pathy Disease Condtion
-scope Instrument for Viewing
-scopy Process of Viewing
-sis State of Condition
-tomy Process of cutting/Incision
a-, an- No/Not/Without
Aut-, Auto Self
Dia- Complete
Endo- Within
Ex-, Exo- Outside
Hyper- Excessive
Hypo- Deficient/Below
In- Into
Peri- Surrounding
Pro- Before
Re- Backward
Retro- Behind
Sub- Below
Trans- Across
-lysis Breakdown
-penia Deficiency
-malacia Softening
-phobia Fear of
-megaly Enlargement
-plasia Growth/Condition of formation
-plasty Surgical Repair
-schlerosis Hardening
-stasis To Control/Stop
-trophy Development
-stomy New Opening
-ole -ule Small
-um Structure
-y -ia Condition
-oid Resembling
-ptosis Falling
-cele Hernia
-centesis Surgical Puncture
-coccus Berry shaped
-er One/Who
-gram Record
-graphy Process of recording
-graph Instrument for recording
-phobia To fear
-therapy Treatment
-um, -ium Tissue
-opsy To view
-us Structure
Ot/o Ear
Peritone/o Peritonium
Phag/o To eat
Phleb/o Vein
Plas/o Formation
Pneumon/o Lungs
Pulmon/o Lungs
Rect/o Rectum
Splen/o Spleen
Staphyl/o Clusters
Strept/o Twisted Chains
Thorac/o Chest
Thromb/o Clot
Tonsill/o Tonsils
Ven/o Vein
Axill/o Armpit
Angi/o Vessel
Blephar/o Eyelid
Bronch/o Bronchial tube
Chem/o Drug
Chron/o Time
Col/o Colon
Hydr/o Water
Isch/o To Hold Back
Mamm/o Mast/o Breast
Morph/o Shape
My/o Muscle
Myel/o Bone marrow
Necr/o Death
Calc/o Calcium
Kyph/o Humpback
Lamin/o Lamina (arch in back)
Lord/o Curve
Orth/o straight
Scoli/o crooked, bent
Spondyl/o Vertebr/o Vertebra
-blast Embryonic, Premature cell
-clast To break
-listhesis Slipping
-porosis Pore/Passage
-tome Instrument to Cut
Acetabul/o Acetabulum (hip socket)
Calcane/o Calcaneus (heel)
Carp/o Carpals (wrist bone)
Clavicul/o Clavicle (collar bone)
Cost/o Ribs
Femor/o Femur (thigh bone)
Fibul/o Perone/o Fibula (smaller lowerleg bone)
Humer/o Humerus (upper arm bone
Ischi/o ischium (posterior part of pelvic bone)
Malleol/o Malleolus (process on each side of the ankle)
Mandibul/o Mandible (lower jawbone)
Maxill/o Maxilla (upper jawbone)
Metacarp/o metacarpals (hand bones)
Metatars/o Metatarsals (foot bones)
Olecran/o olecranon (elbow)
Patell/o Patella (kneecap)
Phalang/o Phalanges (finger and/or toe bones)
Pub/o pubis (anterior part of the pelvic bone)
Scapul/o Scapula (shoulder blade)
Stern/o Sternum (breastbone)
Tars/o Tarsals (bones of the hindfoot)
Tibi/o Tibia (shin bone)
Uln/o Ulna (forearm bone—little finger side)
Ankyl/o Stiff
Burs/o Bursa (condition related to stress)
Ligament/o Ligament
Rheumat/o Watery Flow
Synov/o synovial Membrane
Ten/o Tendon
Myocardi/o Heart Muscle
Plant/o Sole of the foot
Rhabdomy/o Skeletal (striated) muscle connected to bones
-asthenia Lack of strength
Poly- Many
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