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adomin/o abdomen
acr/o extemities
aden/o gland
adenoid/o adenoids
adip/o fat
aden/o adrenal glands
adrenal/o adrenal glands
albumin/o albumin
alveo/o alveoulous; air sac
ambly/o dull or dim
amni/o ammion
an/o anus
angi/o vessel
anter/o front (side of body)
aort/o aorta
append/o appendix
appendic/o appendix
arteri/o artery
anteriol/o arteriole
arthr/o joint
atel/o incomplete
ather/o fatty substance, plaque
atri/o atrium
audi/o hearing
audit/o hearing
aur/o ear
azot/o nitrogen waste
bacteri/o bacteria
balan/o glans penis
bas/o base
bi/o life
blephar/o eyelid
brachi/o arm
bronch/o bronchus
bronchi/o bronchus
bronchiol/o bronchiole
burs/o bursa
carcin/o cancer
cardi/o heart
carp/o carpals (wrist)
caud/o tail
cephal/o head
cerebell/o cerebellum
cerebr/o cerebrum
cervic/o neck, cervix
chol/o bile
cholangi/o bile duct
cholecyst/o gallbladder
choledoch/o common bile duct
chondro/o cartilage
chori/o chorion
choroid/o choroid layer
clavicul/o clavicle (collar bone)
coagul/o clotting
coccyg/o coccyx (tailbone)
cochle/o cochlea
col/o colon
colon/o colon
colp/o vagina
coni/o dust
conjunctiv/o conjunctiva
core/o pupil
corne/o cornea
coron/o heart
corpor/o body
cortic/o cortex
cost/o rib
crani/o skull
crin/o secrete
cry/o cold
crypt/o hidden
cubit/o elbow
cutane/o skin
cyan/o blue
cycl/o ciliary body
cyst/o bladder
cyst/o sac
cyt/o sac
cyt/o cell
dacry/o tears
derm/o skin
dermat/o skin
dipl/o double
dist/o farthest (away from the beginning of structure)
diverticul/o diverticulum
dors/o back (side of body)
duoden/o duodenum
electr/o electricity
embol/o plug
embry/o embryo
encephal/o brain
enter/o intestine
eosin/o rosy red
epididym/o epididymis
epiglott/o epiglottis
episi/o vulva
erythr/o red
esophag/o esophagus
femor/o femur (thigh bone)
fet/o fetus
fibr/o fibrous
fibul/o fibula (thinner lower leg bone)
gastr/o stomach
genit/o genitals
glomerul/o glomerulus
glute/o buttocks
glycos/o sugar, glucose
gynec/o woman, female
hem/o blood
hemat/o blood
hepat/o liver
hidro/o sweat
humer/o humerus (upper arm bone)
hydr/o water
hyster/o uterus
ile/o ileum
ili/o ilium (part of pelvis)
immun/o protection
infer/o below, lower
inguin/o groin
ir/o iris
irid/o iris
isch/o to keep back
ischi/o ischium (part of pelvis)
jejun/o jejunum
kerat/o keratin, hard , hornlike, cornea
kyph/o hump
lacrim/o tears
lapar/o abdomen
laryng/o larynx (voice box)
later/o side
leuk/o white
lip/o fat
lith/o stone
lob/o lobe
lord/o bent backward
lumb/o low back
lymph/o lymph
lymphaden/o lymph node
lymphangi/o lymph vessel
mamm/o breast
mandibul/o mandible (lower jaw)
mast/o breast
maxill/o maxilla (upper jaw)
medi/o middle
mediastin/o mediastinum
medull/o medulla oblongata
melan/o melanin, black
men/o mensus, menstruation
mening/o meninges
metacarp/o metacarpus (hand bones)
metatars/o metatarsus (foot bone)
metr/o uterus
muscul/o muscle
my/o muscle
myc/o fungus
myel/o bone marrow, spinal cord
myring/o tympanic membrane (eardrum)
nas/o nose
nat/o birth
nephr/o kidney
neur/o nerve
neutr/o neutral
noct/o night
o/o egg
ocul/o eye
olig/o scanty
onych/o nail
oophor/o ovary
ophtalm/o eye
opt/o eye, vision
or/o mouth
orbit/o eye socket
orch/o testes
orchi/o testes
orchid/o testes
orth/o straight
oste/o bone
ot/o ear
ovari/o ovary
ox/o oxygen
pancreat/o pancreas
parathyroid/o parathyroid gland
patell/o patella (knee cap)
path/o disease
pelv/o pelvis
phac/o lens
phag/o eating
phalang/o phalanges (fingers and toes)
pharyng/o pharynx (throat)
phleb/o vein
phot/o light
pineal/o pineal gland
pituitar/o pituitary gland
pleur/o pleura
pneum/o lung, air
pneumon/o lung
polyp/o polyps
pont/o pons
poster/o back (side of body)
proct/o rectum and anus
prostat/o prostate gland
proxim/o nearest (to beginning of structure)
pub/o pubis (part of pelvis)
pulmon/o lung
pupil/o pupil
py/o pus
pyel/o renal pelvis
radi/o radius (part of the forearm)
rect/o rectum
ren/o kidney
retin/o retina
rhin/o nose
sacr/o sacrum
salping/o fallopian tubes, uterine tubes
scapul/o scapula (shoulder blade)
scler/o sclera
scoli/o crooked, bent
seb/o sebum, oil
semin/o semen
septic/o infection
sigmoid/o sigmoid colon
sinus/o sinus
son/o sound
sperm/o sperm
spermat/o sperm
sphygm/o pulse
spin/o spine
spir/o breathing
splen/o spleen
spondyl/o vertebra
stern/o sternum (breast bone)
steth/o chest
super/o above, upper
system/o system
tars/o tarsals (ankle)
ten/o tendon
tendin/o tendon
testicul/o testes
testicul/o testicle
thalam/o thalamus
thorac/o chest
thromb/o clot
thym/o thymus, thymus gland
thyr/o thyroid gland
thyroid/o thyroid gland
tibi/o tibia (shin, larger lower leg bone)
ton/o tension, pressure
tonsil/o tonsils
toxic/o poison
trache/o trachea (windpipe)
trich/o hair
tympan/o tympanic membrane (eardrum)
uln/o ulna (part of forearm)
ungu/o nail
ur/o urine
ureter/o ureter
urethr/o urethra
urin/o urine
uter/o uterus
vagin/o vaina
valv/o valve
valvul/o valve
varic/o dilated vein
vas/o blood vessel (vas deferens)
vascul/o blood vessels
ven/o vein
ventr/o belly (side of body)
ventricul/o ventricle
venul/o venule
vertebr/o vertebra, back bone
vesicul/o seminal vesicle
vitre/o glassy
xanth/o yellow
xer/o dry
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