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abdomin/o abdomin
acr/o extremities
aden/o gland
adip/o fat
angi/o vessel
anter/o front (side of body)
aort/o aorta
arter/o artery
arthr/o joint
ather/o fatty substance, plaque
atri/o atrium
brachi/o arm
bronch/o bronchus
bronchi/o bronchus
burs/o bursa
carcin/o cancer
cardi/o heart
caud/o tail
cephal/o head
cerebell/o cerebellum
cerebr/o cerebrum
cervic/o neck, cervix
chondr/o cartilage
clavicul/o clavicle (collar bone)
coagul/o clotting
coccyg/o tailbone
col/o colon
coron/o heart
crani/o skull
cry/o cold
cubit/o elbow
crypt/o hidden
cutane/o skin
cyan/o blue
cyst/o bladder, sac
cyt/o cell
derm/o skin
dermat/o skin
dist/o farthest (away from beginning of structure)
dors/o back (side of body)
duoden/o duodenum
electr/o electricity
embol/o plug
encephal/o brain
erythr/o red
esophag/o esophagus
femor/o femur (thigh bone)
fibul/o fibula (thinner lower leg bone)
gastr/o stomach
genit/o genitals
glute/o buttocks
glycos/o sugar, glucose
hem/o blood
hemat/o blood
hidr/o sweat
hydr/o water
ili/o ilium (part of the pelvis)
immun/o protection
infer/o below, lower
inguin/o groin
ischi/o ischium (part of pelvis)
kerat/o keratin, hard, hornlike
lapar/o abdomen
laryng/o larynx (voice box)
leuk/o white
lip/o fat
lith/o stone
mamm/o breast
mandbul/o mandible (lower jaw)
mast/o breast
maxill/o maxilla (upper jaw)
melan/o black
men/o menses, menstruation
mening/o meninges
muscul/o muscle
my/o muscle
myc/o fungus
myel/o bone marrow
nas/o nose
nat/o birth
nephr/o kidney
neur/o nerve
ocul/o eye
ophthalm/o eye
or/o mouth
oste/o bone
ot/o ear
patell/o patella (knee cap)
path/o disease
pelv/o pelvis
phag/o eating
phalang/o phalanges (fingers and toes)
phleb/o vein
polyp/o polyps
poster/o back (side of body)
proxim/o nearest (to beginning of structure)
pulmon/o lung
py/o pus
radi/o radius (part of the forearm)
ren/o kidney
rhino/o nose
scapul/o scapula (shoulder blade)
scler/o hardening
seb/o sebum, oil
septic/o infection
sigmoid/o sigmoid colon
sinus/o sinus
spin/o spine
spir/o breathing
spondyl/o vertebra
stern/o sternum (breast bone)
steth/o chest
super/o above, upper
ten/o tendon
thalam/o thalamus
thorac/o chest
thromb/o clot
thym/o thymus
thyr/o thyroid gland
toxic/o poison
ur/o urine
vas/o blood vessel
ven/o vein
ventr/o belly (side of body)
vertebro/o vertebra, back bone
xanth/o yellow
xer/o dry
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