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Medical terminology

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TermDefinition
arthr-o joint
cardi-o heart
gastr-o stomach
my-o, muscol-o, myos-o muscle
hem-o, hemat-o blood
derm-o, dermat-o, cutane-o skin
pneum-o, pneumon,-o pulmon-o lung
gen-o creation, cause
hydr-o water
morph-o change
myc-o fungus
necr-o death
orth-o straight
path-o suffering, disease
phag-o eat
plas-o formation
py-o pus
scler-o hard
sten-o narrowing
troph-o nourishment, development
xen-o foreign
xer-o dry
angi-o,vas-o, vascul-o blood vessel
enter-o small intestine
hepat-o liver
neur-o nerve
adip-o, lip-o, steat-o fat
pil-o, trich-o hair
hidr-o sweat
onych-o, ungul-o nail
seb-o, sebace-o oil
kerat-o hard
xanth-o yellow
erythr-o red
leuk-o, alb-o white
melan-o black
aden-o gland
crani-o skull,head
cervic-o neck
spondyl-o vertebra
lumb-o loin, lower back
dactyl-o finger
carp-o wrist
cost-o rib
femor-o femur, thighbone
chondr-o cartilage
burs-o bursa
ten-o, tend-o, tendin-o tendon
ton-o tone, tension
kinesi-o,kinet-o movement, motion
tax-o arrangement, order, coordination
tibi-o shin
cerebr-o, encephal-o brain
cerebell-o cerebellum
cephal-o head
crani-o skull
mening-o, meningi-o meninges
dur-o dura
neur-o nerve
myel-o spinal cord, bone marrow
esthesi-o feeling, sensation
phas-o speech
phren-o, psych-o mind
gnosi-o know
ocul-o, ophthalm-o, opt-o eye
lacrim-o, dracry-o tear
blephar-o eyelid
conjunctiv-o conjunctiva
corne-o, kerat-o cornea
scler-o sclera
retin-o retina
ir-o, irid-o iris
phac-o, phako lens
aur-o, ot-o ear
acous-o, audi-o sound, hearing
tympan-o, myring-o eardrum
cerumin-o ear wax
salping-o Eustachian tube
labyrinth-o labyrinth
vestibul-o vestibule
cochle-o cochlea
oste-o bone
crani-o skull, head
cervic-o neck
spondyl-o vertebra
lumb-o loin, lower back
dactyl-o finger
carp-o wrist
cost-o rib
femor-o femur
tibi-o tibia
chondr-o cartilage
arthr-o joint
burs-o bursa
ten-o, tend-o, tendin-o tendon
muscul-o, my-o, myos-o muscle
ton-o tone
kinesi-o, kinet-o movement, motion
tax-o arrangement, order, coordination
aden-o gland
adren-o, adrenal-o adrenal gland
pancreat-o pancreas
pituitar-o, hypophys-o pituitary gland
thym-o thymus
thyroid-o, thyr-o thyroid
gluc-o, glucos-o, glyc-o sugar
crin-o to secrete
Created by: lalla