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Intro Med Roots

Introductory medical root terms

QuestionAnswer
ADENO Gland
CALCULI Stone
CELE Tumor, Cyst Hernia
CYTO Cell
GLYCO Sweet, Sugar
HOMEO, HOMO Same, Similar, Like
LINGUA Tongue
LIP Fat
LITH Stone
MADARO Falling hair, falling
PSYCH Mind
PYO Pus
RADI Rays
THERMIC Heat
ARTHRO Joint
CARPO Wrist
CHONDRO Musculoskeletal Cartilage
COSTA Musculoskeletal Rib
CRANIO Musculoskeletal Skull
DACTYL Musculoskeletal Finger
ILI Musculoskeletal Hip
MANUS Hand
MYEL Bone Marrow
MYO Musculoskeletal Muscle
ORTHO Straighten
OSTEO Musculoskeletal Bone
PEDI Foot
SPONDYL Musculoskeletal Vertebra
CUTIS Integumentary Skin
DENT Integumentary Teeth
DERMA Integumentary Skin
HAPSIA Touch
ODONT Integumentary Teeth
ONCO Integumentary Tumor
ONYCHIA Nail Beds
PEDICULAR Lice, like little feet
PRURIGO Itching
PSORA Integumentary Itch
SARCO Integumentary Flesh
SCLERO Integumentary Hard
SQUAMA Integumentary Scaly
TRICHO Hair
CHOLE Bile, Gall Bladder
COLON Digestive Large Intestine
EMESIS Digestive Vomiting
ENTERO Intestine
GASTRO Digestive Stomach
GLOSSO Digestive Tongue
HEPAT Liver
ILE Digestive Ileum
LAPARO Digestive Abdomen
MYXO Mucus
PROCTO Anus, Rectum
PYLORO Pylorus, Gate Keeper
STOMA Digestive Opening, Mouth
VISCERO Body Organs
ANGIO Vessel
AORTAL Cardiovascular Aorta, Main Artery
ARTERIO Artery
CARDIO Heart
EMBOLI Cardiovascular Vessel Obstruction
EMIA Blood
HEMA, HEMO Cardiovascular Blood
PHLEB Vein
THROMBO Blood Clot
VARICO Cardiovascular Varicose Veins
VASO Cardiovascular Blood Vessels
VENA Cardiovascular Vein
VENTRICU Cardiovascular Heart Cavity
ATRIA Cardiovascular Atrium, Auricle, Heart Chamber
BRONCHO Respiratory Bronchi, Airway
CILI Respiratory Hairlike processes
ECTASIS Respiratory Expansion
LARYNGO Respiratory Larynx, Voice Box
NASO Respiratory Nose
ORO Respiratory Mouth
OXY Respiratory Oxygen, Keen
PECTOR Respiratory Breast, Chest
PLEURA Respiratory Rib side, Rib side of lungs
PNEUMO Respiratory Lungs
PTYSIS Respiratory To spit
PULMO Respiratory Lungs
RHIN Respiratory Nose
TRACHEO Respiratory Trachea, Windpipe
CREATININE Urinary waste material in urine
CYSTO Urinary Bladder
GLOMERULO Urinary Nephron part, little ball
NEPHRO Urinary Kidney
PERITONEO Urinary Lining of the abdominal organs
PYELO Urinary Pelvis
RENI Urinary Kidney
URETERO Urinary Ureter, tubes that pass urine from kidney to bladder
URETHRO Urinary Urethra, tubes that pass urine from bladder out of body
URI Urinary Urine
URIC Urinary Pertaining to urine
URINA Urinary Urine
URO Urinary Urine
BULBO Reproductive Bulb-like, bulbo urethral gland
CERVI Reproductive Neck, uterus
GALACTO Milk
GENITO Reproductive Reproductive system
HYSTER Reproductive Uterus
LACTIN Reproductive Milk
MAST Reproductive Breast
METR Reproductive Uterus
NATAL Reproductive Born
OOPHORO Reproductive Ovary
ORCHIDO Reproductive Testicle
OVA, OVI, OVO Reproductive Egg
SALPING Reproductive Tube, Fallopian
SPERMA, SPERMATO Reproductive Seed
VAS Reproductive Duct, Vessel
PEDIA Reproductive Child
AUDIO Neurosensory Sound
CEREBRO Neurosensory Brain
ENCEPHALO Neurosensory Brain
ESTHESIA Neurosensory Sensation
MEDULLA Neurosensory Brain middle Medulla oblongata controls respiration, vomiting, coughing, sneezing, swallowing
MENINGO Neurosensory Membranes, spinal cord top between the two halves
NEURO Neurosensory Nerves
OCCIPUT Neurosensory Back of skull Occipital lobe allows the viewing of images in motion
OCULO Neurosensory Eye
OPHTHALMO Neurosensory Eye
OTO Neurosensory Ear
PARIETES Neurosensory Parietal, wall part Back middle of brain that receives info from skin, joints, muscles, organs
PONS Neurosensory Bridges Located on top of (superior to) medulla oblongata
TEMPORA Neurosensory Temporal Located near the ears Controls hearing, balance, emotion
Created by: amhlaurence