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Bio 168- root words

Bio 168- roots

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brady- slow
bronch air passage
capn- smoke
carcin- cancer
card- heart
cephal- head, brain
cerv- neck
chem- chemical
chol- bile
chondr- cartilage
corp- body
cort- covering
crani- skull
crypt- hidden
cusp- pointed
cut(an)- skin
cyan- blue
cyst- bladder; sac
cyt- cell
dectyl- fingers; toes (digits)
dendr- tree; branch
dent- tooth
derm- skin
diastol- relax; stand apart
dips- thirst
ejacul- to throw out
electr- electrical
enter- intestine
eryth(r)- red
esthe- sensation
febr- fever
gastr- stomach
gingiv- gums
glom- little ball
glosso- tongue
gluco- glucose; sugar
glutin- glue
glyco- sugar; glucose
hepat- liver
hist- tissue
hydro- water
hyster- uterus
latr- treatment
kal- potassium
karyo- nucleus
kerat- horn
lact- milk; milk production
lapar- abdomen
leuk- white
lig- to tie, bind
lip- lipids (fat)
lys- break apart
mal- bad
melan- black
men-, mens-(menstru-)- month; monthly
muta- change
myo- muscle
myc- fungus
myel- marrow
nat- birth
natri- sodium
nephr- nephron; kidney
neuro- nerve
noc-, nyct-- night
noto- back
oculo- eye
odont- tooth
onco- mass
opthalm- eye
orchi- testis
osteo- bone
oto- ear
ov-, oo-, ovi-, - egg
oxy-- oxygen
path-- disease
ped- children
phag- eat
pharm- eat
phleb- vein
photo- light
physio- nature(function) of
plex; plexus- network
pneumo- air; breath
pod- foot
poie- make; produce
presby- old
proct- recum
pseud- flase
psych- mind
pyel- pelvis
ren- kidney
rhino- nose
rigor- stiffness
sarco- flesh; muscle
scler- hard
semen-,semin- seed; sperm
sept- contamination
sin- cavity
son- sound
spiro-, spire breathe
stat-, stas- arrest
syn- together
systol- contract
tachy- fast
therm- heat
throm- clot
tox- poison
throph- grow
tympan- drum
varic- enlarged vessel
vas- vessel; duct
acro- extremity
aden- gland
angi- vessel
arthr- joint
asthen- weakness
bar- pressure
bili- bile
brachi- arm
Created by: billyc
 

 



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