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Structure of Words

Mr. G. "Basic Word Structure" chapter 1 Chabner

QuestionAnswer
aden/o gland
arthr/o joint
bi/o life
carcin/o cancerous, cancer
cardi/o heart
cephal/o head
cerebr/o cerebrum (largest part of the brain)
cis/o to cut
cyst/o urinary bladder; a sac or cyst
crin/o to secrete (to form and give off)
cyt/o cell
derm/o dermat/o skin
electr/o electricity
encephal/o brain
enter/o intestines (small)
erythr/o red
gastr/o stomach
gnos/o knowledge
gynec/o woman, female
hemat/o blood
hem/o blood
hepat/o liver
iatr/o treatment, physician
leuk/o white
nephr/o kidney
neur/o nerve
onc/o tumor
ophthalm/o eye
oste/o bone
path/o disease
ped/o child
psych/o mind
radi/o x-rays
ren/o kidneys, kidney
rhin/o nose
sarc/o flesh
sect/o to cut
thromb/o clot, clotting
ur/o urine, urinary tract
-ac pertaining to
-al pertaining to
-algia pain
-cyte cell
-ectomy removal, excision, surgical removal
-emia blood condition
-genic pertaining to producing, produced by, or produced in
-globin protein
-gram record
-ic, ical pertaining to
-ion process
-ist specialist
-itis inflammation
-ology process of study
-oma tumor, mass, swelling
-opsy process of viewing
-osis condition, abnormal condition, slight increase in numbers
-pathy disease condition
-scope instrument to visually examine
-scopy process of visually examining
-sis state of; condition
-tomy incision, process of cutting
-y process, condition
a-, an no, not without
aut-, auto self, own
dia- through, complete
end-, endo- within
epi- above, upon
ex- out
hyper- excessive, above, more than normal
hypo- deficient, below, under, less than normal
in- in, into
peri- surrounding, around
pro- before, forward
re- back, backward, again
retro- behind
sub- below, under
trans- across, through
glyc/o sugar
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