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Cyt/o, -cyte cell
Crani/o skull
Dors/o back
Later/o side
Anter/o anterior, front
Poster/o posterior, back
Gastr/o stomach
Pelv/o pelvis
Spin/o spine
Thorac/o chest
Umbilic/o umbilicus, navel
Albin/o, Leuk/o white
Cirrh/o, Jaund/o yellow
Cyan/o blue
Erythr/o red
Melan/o black
Acr/0 extremity
Path/o disease
Somat/o body
Viscer/o internal organs
Adip/o, Lip/o fat
Cutane, Derm/o, Dermat/o skin
Hidr/o, Sudor/o sweat
Kerat/o hard, horny tissue
Myc/o fungus
Onych/o, Ungu/o nail
Pil/o, Trich/o hair
Squam/o scale
Xen/o foreign, strange
Xer/o dry
Arteri/o artery
Arthr/o joint
Cardi/o heart
Cephal/o head
Cerebro/o, Encephal/o brain
Cervic/o cervix, neck
Cost/o rib
Hem/o, Hemat/o blood
Hepat/o liver
Ren/o, Nephr/o Kidneys
Myel/o Spinal cord, bone marrow
My/o Muscles
Nas/o, Rhin/o Nose
Neur/o Nerve
Oste/o Bone
Pharyng/o Throat
pneum/o, pneumon/o air, lung
Trache/o windpipe, trachea
Ven/o, phleb/o Vein
Angi/o Vessel
Pleur/o pleura
Pulmon/o Lung
Phag/o eating, swallowing
Plas/o Formation, growth
Thromb/o blood clot
Ather/o Fatty plaque
Scler/o Hardening
Sten/o Narrowing, stricture
Epiglott/o epiglottis
Ox/o, Ox/i Oxygen