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Word Parts

Nervous System Word Parts

Anix/o anxious; uneasy
cephal/o head
cerebell/o cerebellum
Cerebr/o cerebrum
Contus/o to bruise
crani/o skull
dur/o dura mater
encephal/o brain
esthes/o, esthesi/o nervous sensation
gli/o glue
hydr/o water
hypn/o sleep
isch/o back; to hold back
lamin/o lamina (thin plate or layer; arch)
lex/o word
medull/o medulla oblongata
mening/o, meningi/o meninges
neur/o nerve
phas/o speech
phob/o fear
phren/o mind
pol/o extreme
poli/o gray matter
pont/o pons
psych/o mind
radicul/o nerve root
schiz/o split
somat/o body
synaps/o point of contact; to join
synapt/o point of contact; to join
syncop/o to cut off; cut short; faint
tax/o coordination; order
tempor/o the temples
thalam/o thalamus
thec/o sheath (meninges)
traumat/o trauma; injury; wound
troph/o development; nourishment
ventricul/o ventricle
bi- two; both
con- together; with
dys- painful; difficult
en- in; within
epi- on; over; upon
hemi- half
intra- within; into
mono- one; single
par-; para- near; beside; alongside; beyond; abnormal
poly- many; much
post- after; behind
quadri- four
sub- below; under
-al. -ar, -eal, -ial, -ic, -tic pertaining to
-algesia pain; sensitivity
-algia pain
-asthenia weakness
-cele hernia; swelling; protrusion
-e noun suffix with no meaning
-emic pertaining to blood
-esthesia feeling; sensation
-ia condition
-ion process; state; condition
-lepsy seizure
-leptic to seize; take hold of
-lysis breakdown; separation; loosening
-lytic pertaining to breakdown or destruction
-orexia appetite
-osis abnormal condition
-paresis weakness
-phasia speech
-plegia paralysis
-rrhagic pertaining to bursting forth (of blood)
-rrhaphy suture
-sclerosis hardening; thickening
-taxia muscle coordination
-tropic turning
-um, -us suture; tissue; thing
Created by: Bissett Chay