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abdomen/o abdomen
acr/o extremities, top, extreme point.
aden/o gland
agor/a marketplace
amni/o amnion (sac surrounding the embryo in the uterus.
angi/o vessel
arteri/o artery
arthr/o joint
axill/o armpit
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
chem/o drug, chemical
chondr/o cartilage
chron/o time
col/o colon (large intestine)
cyst/o urinary bladder
encephala/o brain
hydr/o water, fluid
inguin/o groin
isch/o to hold back
lapar/o abdomen, abdominal wall.
lymph/o lymph. Lymph is clear fluid that bathes tissue spaces and is contained in special lymph vessels and nodes surrounding the body.
mamm/o breast
mast/o breast
morph/o shape, form
muc/o mucus
myel/o spinal cord, bone marrow
my/o muscle.
necr/o death (of cells or whole body)
nephr/o kidney
neur/o nerve
neutr/o neutrophil (a white blood cell)
ophthalm/o eye
oste/o bone
ot/o ear.
path/o disease
peritone/o peritoneum
phag/o to eat, swallow
plas/o formation, development.
pleur/o pleura (membrane surrounding lungs and adjacent to chest wall muscles).
pneumon/o lungs
pulmon/o lungs
rect/o rectum
ren/o kidney
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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