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aden/o gland
adip/o fat
agglutin/o clumping, gluing
bas/o base
blast/o immature, embryonic cell
chlor/o green
chrom/o colour
cry/o cold
crypt/o hidden
cutane/o skin
cyt/o cell
derm/o skin
dermat/o skin
electr/o electricity
eosin/o rose, dawn coloured
erythr/o red
gen/o forming, producing, origin
globin/o protein
granul/o granule
hem/o blood
hemat/o blood
hidr/o sweat
ichthy/o dry, scaly
immun/o immune, safe, immunity
kary/o nucleus
kerat/o horny tissue, hard, cornea
leuk/o white
lip/o fat
lipid/o fat
lymph/o lymph
lymphaden/o lymph gland
lymphangi/o lymph vessel
melan/o black
morph/o shape, form, structure
my/o muscle
myc/o fungus
myel/o bone marrow, spinal cord
neutr/o neutral, neither
nid/o nest
nucle/o nucleus
onych/o nail
pedicul/o lice
phag/o swallowing, eating
pil/o hair
plas/o formation, growth
poikil/o varied, irregular
py/o pus
reticul/o net, mesh
scler/o hardening, sclera
seb/o sebum, sebaceous, oil
ser/o serum
sider/o iron
splen/o spleen
squam/o scale
steat/o fat
sudor/o sweat
thel/o nipple
thromb/o blood clot
thym/o thymus gland, thymus
tox/o poison
toxic/o poison
trich/o hair
ungu/o nail
xanth/o yellow
xen/o foreign, strange
xer/o dry
adenoid/o adenoids
alveol/o alveolus, air sac
anthrac/o coal, coal dust, black
atel/o incomplete, imperfect
bronch/o bronchus, (plural "bronchi")
bronchi/o bronchus, (plural "bronchi")
coni/o dust
cyan/o blue
epiglott/o epiglottus
laryng/o larynx, voice box
lob/o lobe
nas/o nose
olfact/o sense of smell, smell
or/o mouth
orth/o straight
ox/i oxygen
ox/o oxygen
ox/y oxygen
pector/o chest
pharyng/o pharynx, throat
phon/o sound voice
phren/o diaphragm, mind
pleur/o pleura, side of body
pneum/o air, lung
pneumon/o air, lung
pseud/o false, fake
pulm/O lungs
pulmon/O lungs
rhin/o nose
sept/o septum
sinus/o sinus, cavity
sphygm/o pulse
spir/o breath, breathing
steth/o chest
thorac/o chest, thorax
tonsill/o tonsils
trache/o trachea, windpipe
albumin/o albumin, protein
aneurysm/o widened blood vessel
aort/o aorta
arteri/o artery
arteriol/o artiole, small artery
ather/o fatty plaque
atri/o atrium
bilirubin/o bilirubin
cardi/o heart
coron/o crown, encircling structure
ech/o repeated sound
embol/o embolus, plug
fibrill/o muscular twitching
fibrin/o threads of a clot
hemangi/o blood vessel
isch/o to hold back, block
macr/o large
necr/o death, necrosis
phleb/o vein
septi/o seven
septic/o poison
sten/o narrowing
valv/o vavle
valvul/o small valve
vas/o vessel
vascul/o vessel
ven/o vein
ventricul/o ventricle
Ambul/o Walk
Ambulat/O Walk
Athet/o Uncontrolled
Ax/o Axis, Mainstream
Caus/o Burning
Caust/o Burning
Cephal/o Head
Cerebell/o Cerebellum
Cerebr/o Cerebrum
Concuss/o Shaken together
Contus/o Bruise
Convolut/o Coiled and Twisted
Cortic/o Cortex, outer region
Crani/o Cranium
Cyst/o Bladder
Dendr/o Branching
Dur/o Dura mater
Encephal/o Brain
Gangli/o Ganglion
Ganglion/o Ganglion
Glauc/o Grey
Gli/o Neuroglia, glue
Gyr/o Turning, Folding
Iris/o Iris
Kinesi/o Movement
Kinet/o Movement
Medull/o Inner section, medulla
Mening/o Meninges
Narc/o Numbness, Stupor
Neur/i Nerve, nervous system
Neur/o Nerve, nervous system
Noct/o Night
Phot/o Light
Plex/o Plexus, network
Poli/o Grey matter of the brain and spinal cord
Radicu/o Root, nerve root
Somn/o Sleep
Sulc/o Groove
Sympath/o Sympathetic nerve
Synaps/o Point of contact
Synapt/o Synapsis, point of contact
Thalam/o Thalamus, chamber
Ton/o Tone, tension, pressure
Acous/o Hearing
Acoust/o Hearing
Ambly/o Dull, dim
Ametr/o Out of proportion
Anis/o Unequal
Aque/o Water
Audi/o Ear, hearing
Audit/o Ear, hearing
Aur/o Ear
Blephar/o Eyelid
Canth/o Corner of the eye
Choroid/o Choroids
Chromat/o Colour
Cochle/o Cochlea, snail, spiral
Conjunctiv/o Conjuctiva
Core/o Pupil
Corne/o Cornea
Cycl/o Ciliary, body of eye
Dacry/o Tear, tear duct
Dermat/o Skin
Dipl/o Double, two
Fove/o Pit
Ir/o Iris
Irid/o Iris
Irit/o Iris
Labyrinth/o Labyrinth, maze, inner ear
Lacrim/o Milk
Lact/o Milk
Lute/o Yellow
Macul/o Spot
Mastoid/o Mastoid process
Mon/o One
Myring/o Tympanic membrane, ear drum
Nyct/o Night
Nyctal/o Night
Ocul/o Eye
Ophthalm/o Eye
Opt/o Eye, vision
Optic/o Eye,vision
Ot/o Ear
Phac/o Lens of eye
Pinn/o External ear, outer ear
Presby/o Old Age
Pupill/o Pupil
Retin/o Retina, net
Salping/o Eustachian tube
Staped/o Stapes
Strab/o Squint-eyed
Tars/o Edge of the eye lid
Tympan/o Tympanic membrane, ear drum
Vitre/o Vitreous humor, glassy
Acr/o Extremity
Andr/o Male, relation to male
Calc/o Calcium
Gluc/o Sugar, sweetness
Glyc/o Sugar, sweetness
Gonad/o Gonads, sex cells
Kal/o Potassium
Ket/o Ketones, kitone bodies
Parathyroid/o Parathyroid gland
Pineal/o Pineal gland
Somat/o Body
Adren/o Adrenal glands
Adrenal/o Adrenal glands
Cortic/o Cortex, outer region
Crin/o Secrete
Gynec/o Woman, female
Home/o Same, alike
Hypophys/o Pituitary gland
Pancreat/o Pancreas
Pituit/o Pituitary gland
Ren/o Kidney
Abdomin/o Abdomen
Aliment/o Nourishment
An/o Anus
Angi/o Vessel
Append/o Appendix
Appendic/o Appendix
Bilirubin/o Bilirubin
Bucc/o Cheek
Cec/o Cecum
Celi/o Abdomen
Cheil/o Lip
Chol/e Bile, gall
Cholangi/o Bile vessel
Cholecyst/o Gallbladder
Choledoch/o Bile duct
Cholelith/o Gallstone
Col/o Colon
Colon/o Colon
Decidu/o Falling off, shredding
Dent/i Teeth, tooth
Dent/o Teeth, tooth
Divert/i Turning aside, byoass
Duoden/o Duodenum
Enter/o Small Intestine
Esophag/o Esophagus
Gastr/o Stomach
Gingiv/o Gum(s)
Gloss/o Tongue
Hepat/o Liver
Hiat/o Opening
Ile/o Ileum
Jejnu/o Jejunum
Labi/o Lip
Lingu/o Tongue
Lith/o Stone
Odont/o Teeth, tooth
Or/o Mouth
Palat/o Palate
Pancreat/o Pancreas
Peps/o Digestion, digest
Peridont/o Gums
Pharyng/o Pharynx
Proct/o Anus, rectum
Pylor/o Pylorus
Pyr/o Fire
Rect/o Rectum
Rug/o Wrinkle, fold
Sial/o Saliva, salivary gland
Sigmoid/o Sigmoid colon
Stomat/o Mouth
Uvul/o Uvula
Vill/o Tuft of hair
Acromi/o Acromion
Ankyl/o Stiffness, bent
Arthr/o Joint
Brachi/o Arm
Calcane/o Calcaneum
Carp/o Carpus, wrist
Cervic/o Cervix uteri, neck
Chondr/o Cartilage
Clav/o Clavicle, collar bone
Condyl/o Condyle
Cost/o Ribs
Dactyl/o Fingers, toes
Femor/o Femur
Fibul/o Fibula
Humer/o Humerous
Ili/o Ilium
Ischi/o Ischium
Lamin/o Lamina
Leiomy/o Smooth muscle
Lumb/o Loins, lower back
Mandibul/o Jaw bone
Metacarp/o Metacarpus, bones of the hand
Orth/o Straight
Oste/o Bone
Patell/o Patella, kneecap
Pelv/i Pelvis
Phalang/o Phalanges, fingers, toes
Pod/o Foot
Pub/o Pubus
Rachi/o Spine
Rhabd/o Rod-shaped, striated
Rhabdomy/o Rod-shaped muscle
Spondyl/o Vertebra
Stern/o Sternum
Tal/o Ankle
Tempor/o Temple
Ten/o Tendon
Tendon/o Tendon
Thorac/o Chest, thorax
Tibi/o Tibia
Vertebr/o Vertebrae, vertebra
Xiph/o Sword
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