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Mixed Bag

Key Roots, Suffixes, and Prefixes

TermDefinition
Aden/o gland
Adip/o fat
Albin/o white
Auto/o self
Cutane/o skin
Cyan/o blue
Derm/o skin
Erythem/o red
Hidr/o sweat
Ichthy/o dry/scaly
Kerat/o hard
Melan/o black
Necr/o death Is the morphological changes indicative of cell death caused by enzymatic degradation.
Pil/o hair (resembling or composed of hair-pilocystic)
Seb/o sebum/oil If you suffer from oily skin, shiny skin, or acne you’ve probably given the amount of oil or sebum your body produces some thought. In simplest terms, sebum is just oil secreted by your skin’s sebaceous glands
Staphyl/o cluster refers to shapes that resemble clusters, as in a bunch of grapes
Trich/o hair A mental disorder called trichotillomania is a behaviour disorder that makes people feel the urge to pull their hair out.
Ungu/o nail "fingernail or toenail"
Xanth/o yellow
Arth/o joint
Chondr/o cartilage
Cost/o rib
Fasci/o fibrous tissue
Lamin/o lamina
-malacia softening
My/o muscle
Myel/o bone marrow/spinal cord
Oste/o bone
Spondyl/o vertebra
amni/o amnion
ante- before
arche/o first
crypt/o hidden
culd/o cul-de-sac
endo- in
episi/o vulva
fet/o fetus
galact/o milk
gynec/o female
hymen/o hymen
lact/o milk
mamm/o breast
men/o menstruation, month
multi- many
nat/a, nat/i birth neonatology
neo- new
obstetr/o pregnancy/childbirth
olig/o few
perine/o perineum
post- after
prim/i- first
pseudo- false
retro- backwards
arche/o first
cephal/o head
fet/o fetus
nata, nat/i birth
primi- first
retro- backwards
-version turning conversion
spin/o spine
-stenosis narrowing
Created by: MissMeeMee