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sandy's word roots

terminology word roots/combining forms

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abdomin/o abdomen
acr/o extremity
aden/o gland
aer/o air
albin/o white
ambly/0 dimness
andr/o male
angi/o vessel
anis/o unequal, dissimilar
anter/o front
arteri/o artery
arthr/o joint
asthen/o lack of strength, weakness
ather/o plaque; fatty substance
audi/o hearing
aur/o, aur/i ear
bi/o life
blephar/o eyelid
branchi/o arm
carcin/o cancerous, CA
cardi/o heart
carp/o wrist
caud/o tail
cephal/o head
cerebr/o brain
cervic/o neck
cheil/o lip
chem/o drug; chemical
chir/o hand
chlor/o green
chol/e bile; gall
cholangi/o bile duct
cholecyst/o gallbladder
chondr/o cartilage
chrom/o color
cis/o to cut
col/o, colon/o colon (large intestine)
colp/o vagina
coron/o heart
cost/o rib
crani/o skull
cutane/o skin
cyan/o blue
cyst/o cyst, bladder, sac
cyt/o cell
dacry/o tear
dactyl/o fingers; toes
dent/i, odont/o tooth, teeth
derm/o, dermat/o skin
dipl/o double
dips/o thirst
dors/o back
electr/o electricity
encephal/o brain
enter/o small intestine
eosin/o red, rosy
erythr/o red
estr/o female
gastr/o stomach
gen/o producing; produced by
glauc/o gray
gloss/o tongue
gluc/o glucose; sugar
glyc/o sugar
gynec/o female
hem/o, hemat/o blood
hepat/o liver
hidr/o sweat
hist/o tissue
hydr/o water
hyster/o uterus
iatr/o relationship to a physician or medicine
ichthy/o scaly, dry
inguin/o groin
is/o equal
kary/o nucleus
kinesi/o movement
lacrim/o tear
lapar/o abdominal wall
leuk/o white
lip/o fat
lith/o stone; calculus
lumb/o lower back
lymph/o lymph
mamm/o, mast/o breast
medi/o middle
melan/o black
mening/o membrane
men/o menses, menstruation
ment/o mind
metr/o uterus
mon/o one
my/o muscle
myc/o fungus
myel/o bone marrow, spinal cord
nephr/o kidney
neur/o nerve
ocul/o eye
olig/o scanty
onc/o tumor
onych/o nail
oophor/o ovary
ophthalm/o eye
orchid/o testes
orth/o bone
ot/o ear
pachy/o thick, heavy
ped/o child foot
phag/o eat
phleb/o vein
phren/o diaphragm, mind, phrenic neve
pod/o foot
port/o liver
poster/o back (of body); behind
proct/o rectum
poiki/o variable, irregular
proxim/o toward; nearer to
presby/o old, old age
pseud/o false
psych/o mind
py/o pus
pyr/o fever; fire
rachi/o spine
radi/o x-rays
rect/o rectum
ren/o kidney
rhin/o nose
salping/o tube
sarc/o flesh
scler/o hard
sept/o wall
somat/o body
spir/o breath
spondyl/o vertebrae
steth/o chest
thorac/o chest
top/o place, position, location
trich/o hair
ungu/o nail
ur/o urine
vas/o vessel
ven/o vein
ventr/o belly side of body
vesic/o bladder
viscer/o internal organs
Created by: stefaneks
 

 



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