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abdomin/o abdomen e.g.abdominal
acr/o extremitiese.g. acromegaly
aden/o glande.g. adenocarcinoma
adenoid/o adenoidse.g. adenoidectomy
adip/o fate.g. adipose
aer/o aire.g. aerobic
alb/o whitee.g. albino
albumin/o albumine.g. albumenemia
amni/o amnione.g. amniotic
amyl/o starche.g. amylase
angi/o vessele.g. angiogram
ankyl/o crooked or fusede.g. ankylosing
anter/o anterior/beforee.g. anterolateral
aort/o aortae.g. aortic
append(ic)/o appendixe.g. appendicitis
arteri/o artery e.g. arteriovenous
arthr/o jointe.g. arthroplasty
articul/o jointe.g. articulation
atel/o imperfecte.g. atelectasis
ather/o yellow, fatty plaquee.g. atheroma
aur/i eare.g. auricle
bil/i bilee.g. biliary
blast/o embryonic forme.g. blastoma
blephar/o eyelide.g. blepharitis
brachi/o arme.g. brachiocephalic
brachy shorye.g. brachyesophagus
bronchi/o, bronch/o windpipee.g. bronchospasm
bucc/o cheeke.g. buccal
burs/o bursae.g. bursectomy
calc/i calcium e.g. calcification
calcane/o heel e.g. calcaneocuboid
carcin/o cancer e.g. carcinoma
cardi/o heart e.g. cardiomyopathy
carp/o carpus/wrist e.g. carpometacarpal
caud/o tail e.g. caudal
cec/o cecum e.g. cecal
cephal/o head e.g. cephalad
cerebr/o brain e.g. cerebral
cervic/o neck e.g. cervicothoracic
chlor/o green e.g. chlorophyll
chol/e* bile e.g. cholecystectomy
cholecyst/o* gallbladder e.g. cholecystitis
chondr/o cartilage e.g. chondrocalcinosis
chori/o fetal covering e.g. chorioamnionitis
clavicul/o clavicle e.g. acromioclavicular
coccyg/o coccyx e.g. coccygeal
col/o colon e.g. colonoscopy
colp/o hollow/vagina e.g. colporrhaphy
cost/o rib e.g. costovertebral
crani/o cranium/skull e.g. craniocervical
cry/o cold e.g. cryotherapy
crypt/o hide
cutane/o skin e.g. subcutaneous
cyan/o blue e.g. cyanosis
cyst/o cyst
cyt/o (-cyte) cell e.g. plasmacytoma
dactyl/o finger
dent/i dent/o teeth e.g. dental
derm/a dermat/o skin e.g. dermatitis
dextr/o right e.g. dextroscoliosis
dips/o thirst e.g. polydipsia
disc/o disc/disk e.g. discogenic
dist/o far/distant from origin e.g. distally
dors/o directed toward/on the back e.g. dorsal
duoden/o duodenum e.g. duodenal
ech/o sound e.g. echogram
electr/o electricity e.g. electrodermal
encephal/o brain e.g. encephalomalacia
enter/o intestine e.g. enterocolitis
erythr/o red e.g. erythrocyte
esophag/o esophagus e.g. esophageal
esthesi/o feeling e.g. anesthesia
femor/o femur e.g. femoral
fet/o fetus e.g. fetal
fibr/o fiber e.g. fibroma
fibul/o fibula e.g. fibulotibial
front/o forehead/front e.g. frontalis
galact/o milk e.g. galactorrhea
gastr/o stomach e.g. gastrectomy
genit/o genitals e.g. genitourinary
ger/o old e.g. geriatric
glomerul/o glomerulus e.g. glomerulonephritis
gloss/o tongue e.g. glossotonsillar
glyc/o sugar/sweet e.g. hyperglycemia
gnath/o jaw e.g. gnathodynia
granul/o grain/particle e.g. granulocyte
gynec/o female e.g. gynecology
hem/a hem/o hemat/o blood e.g. hematochezia
hepat/o liver e.g. hepatomegaly
hist/o tissue e.g. histoplasmosis
hom/o common/same e.g. homogeneous
humer/o humerus e.g. humeral
hydr/o water e.g. hydrometer
hyster/o uterus/womb e.g. hysterosalpingogram
ile/o ileum (small intestine) e.g. ileocecal
ili/o ilium (hip bone) e.g. sacroiliac
immun/o immune e.g. immunodeficiency
infer/o lowermost/below e.g. inferior
intestin/o intestine e.g. gastrointestinal
irid/o colored circle/iris e.g. iridectomy
ischi/o ischium (hip) e.g. ischiodynia
jejun/o jejunum e.g. jejunostomy
labi/o lip e.g. labial
lacrim/o tear/crying e.g. lacrimal
lact/o milk e.g. lactose
lapar/o flank/abdominal wall e.g. laparoscope
laryng/o larynx (voice box) e.g. laryngeal
later/o side e.g. anterolateral
leuc/o leuk/o white e.g. leukocyte
lingu/o tongue e.g. lingula
lip/o fat e.g. liposuction
lith/o stone e.g. cholelithiasis
lob/o lobe e.g. lobular
lumb/o lower back e.g. lumbosacral
lymph/o lymph/lymphatics e.g. lymph nodes
mamm/o mast/o breast e.g. mammogram/mastectomy
medi/o middle e.g. mediolateral
melan/o black e.g. melanotic
men/o month e.g. dysmenorrhea
mening/o membrane e.g. meningocele
metr/i uterine tissue e.g. endometritis
mon/o one/only e.g. monoclonal
muc/o mucus e.g. mucoperiosteal
muscul/o muscle e.g. musculotendinous
my/o muscle e.g. myometrium
myc/o fungus e.g. mycosis
myel/o marrow/spinal cord e.g. myeloma
narc/o sleep/numbness e.g. narcolepsy
nas/o nose e.g. nasopharyngeal
ne/o new e.g. neoblastic
necr/o dead/corpse e.g. necrosis
nephr/o kidney e.g. nephrolithiasis
neur/o nerves e.g. neuritis
odont/o teeth e.g. odontoid
odyn/o pain/distress e.g. odynophagia
onc/o bulk/tumor e.g.oncology
oophor/o ovary e.g. oophorosalpingitis
ophthalm/o eye e.g. ophthalmology
or/o mouth e.g. intraoral
orchi/o testicle e.g. orchiectomy
orth/o straight e.g. orthopedic
oste/o bone e.g. osteopathic
ot/o ear e.g. otolaryngology
pancreat/o pancreas e.g. pancreatitis
patell/o patella (kneecap) e.g. patellofemoral
path/o disease e.g. pathologist
pelv/i pelvis e.g. pelvimetry
periton/o peritoneum e.g. intraperitoneal
pharmac/o drugs/medicine e.g. pharmacological
pharyng/o pharynx e.g. cricopharyngeal
phleb/o vein e.g. phlebolith
phon/o sound/voice e.g. phonation
phot/o light e.g. photophobia
phren/o mind/diaphragm e.g. costophrenic
pleur/o pleura e.g. pleurodesis
poster/o posterior/toward back e.g. posterolateral
pneum/o air/breathing/lung e.g. pneumothorax
proct/o rectum/anus e.g. proctitis
prostat/o prostate e.g. prostatectomy
proxim/o nearest point of origin e.g. proximal
pseud/o false e.g. pseudarthrosis
psych/o mind e.g. psychiatry
pub/o pubis e.g. pubococcygeal
pulm/o, pulmon/o lung e.g. pulmonary
py/o pus e.g. pyoid
sacr/o sacrum e.g. lumbosacral
salping/o tube e.g. salpingo-oophorectomy
scrot/o scrotum e.g. scrotal
semin/o semen e.g. seminal
ser/o serum e.g. serosanguineous
somat/o body e.g. somatization
son/o sound e.g. sonogram
spermat/o seed e.g. spermatocele
sphen/o wedge/sphenoid e.g. sphenoethmoid
splen/o spleen e.g. hepatosplenomegaly
pyel/o trough/renal pelvis e.g. pyelogram
radi/o radius/radiant energy e.g. radiology
rect/o rectum e.g. rectal
ren/o kidneys e.g. renal
rhin/o nose e.g. rhinoplasty
spondyl/o vertebra e.g. spondylolisthesis
stern/o sternum e.g. sternocleidomastoid
tars/o ankle bone (tarsal) e.g. metatarsal
tempor/o temple e.g. temporomandibular
ten/o tendon/tight band e.g. tenosynovitis
therm/o heat e.g. thermometer
thorac/o chest e.g. thoracic
thromb/o clot/thrombus e.g. thrombosis
tibi/o tibia e.g. tibiotalar
tonsill/o tonsil e.g. tonsillectomy
tox/o poison e.g. toxemia
trache/o trachea (windpipe) e.g. tracheotomy
uln/o ulna e.g. ulnoradial
ur/o urine e.g. polyuria
ureter/o ureter e.g. ureterovesical
urethr/o urethra e.g. urethritis
uter/o uterus e.g. uterovaginal
vag/o vagus nerve e.g. vagotomy
vas/o vessel/ductus deferens e.g. vasovagal
ven/o vein e.g. venotomy
ventr/o ventral/belly side e.g. ventral
vertebr/o vertebra e.g. costovertebral
vulv/o vulva e.g. vulvectomy
xanth/o yellow e.g. xanthoma
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