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HHS Body Structure

Medical Word Elements

Cyt/o Cell
hist/o Tissue
anter/o anterior, front
caud/o tail
crani/o cranium (skull)
dist/o far, farthest
dors/o back (of body)
infer/o lower, below
later/o side, to one side
medi/o middle
poster/o back (of body) behind, posterior
proxim/o near, nearest
ventr/o belly, belly side
abdomin/o abdomen
cervic/o neck, cervix
gastr/o stomach
pelv/i, pelv/o pelvis
spin/o spine
thorac/o chest
umbilic/o umbilicus, navel
albin/o white
leuk/o white
chlor/o green
chrom/o color
cirrh/o yellow
jaund/o yellow
xanth/o yellow
cyan/o blue
erythr/o red
melan/o black
poli/o gray
acr/o extremity
eti/o cause
idi/o unknown, peculiar
morph/o form, shape, structure
path/o disease
somat/o body
viscer/o internal organs
xer/o dry
genesis forming, producing, origin
gram record, writing
graph instrument for recording
graphy process of recording
logy study of
meter instrument for measuring
metry act of measuring
pathy disease
ab from, away from
ad toward
hetero different
homeo same
infra below, under
peri around
super upper, above
trans across, through
ultra excess, behond