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Language of Medicine

Chapter 3

QuestionAnswer
abdomin/o abdomen
acr/o extremities, top, extreme
acu/o sharp, severe, sudden
aden/o gland
adip/o fat
amin/o amnion (sac surrounding the embryo in the uterus)
angi/o vessel
arteri/o artery
arthro/o joint
axill/o armpit
bi/o life
blephar/o eyelid
bronch/o bronchial tubes (two tubes, one right and one left, that branch from the trachea to enter the lungs)
carcin/o cancer
cardi/o heart
chem/o drug, chemical
chondr/o cartilage
chron/o time
col/o colon (large intestine)
cyst/o urinary bladder
encephal/o brain
erythr/o red
hem/o blood
hepat/o liver
hydro/o water
inguin/o groin
isch/o to hold back
lapar/o abdomen, abdominal wall
laryng/o larynx
leuk/o white
lymph/o lymph Lymph, a clear fluid that bathes tissue spaces, is contained in special lymph vessels and nodes throughout the body.
mamm/o breast
mast/o breast
morph/o shape, form
muc/o mucus
my/o muscle
myel/o spinal cord, bone marrow context of usage indicates the meaning intended.
necr/o death (of cells or whole body)
nephr/o kidney
neur/o nerve
neutr/o neutrophil (a white blood cell)
nucle/o nucleus
ophthalm/o eye
oste/o bone
ot/o ear
path/o disease
peritone/o peritoneum
phag/o to eat, swallow
phleb/o vein
plas/o formation, development
pleur/o pleura (membrane surrounding lungs and adjacent to chest wall)
pneumon/o lungs
pulmon/o lungs
radi/o x-rays
rect/o rectum
ren/o kidney
rhin/o nose
sarc/o flesh
splen/o spleen
staphyl/o clusters
strept/o twisted chains
thorac/o chest
thromb/o clot
tonsill/o tonsils
trache/o trachea (windpipe)
ven/o vein
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