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nursing rootwords


root wordmeaning
aden/o gland
angi/o blood, lymph vessels
arteri/o artery
arth/o joint
ather/o plaque
carcin/o cancerous
cardi/o heart
Chol/e bile, gall
chondr/o cartilage
Chrom/o color
col/o colon
colp/o vagina
cyan/o blue
cyst/o bladder, sac of fluid
derm/a or derm/o skin
encephal/o brain
enter/o intestine
episi/o vulva
erythr/o red
fasci/o fascia
gasto/o stomach
gynec/o woman, female
hem/o, hemat/o blood
hepat/o liver
hist/o tissue
hyster/o uterus, womb
ile/o ileum, distal portion of small intestine
ili/o hip bone, ilium
immun/o immune, portected, safe
laryng/o, larynx
leuk/o white
lip/o fat, lipid
lith/o stone, calculus
lymph/o lymph
mamm/o breast
mast/o breast
melan/o black, dark
men/o menstration, menses
my/o muscle
myel/o spinal cord, bone marrow
nephr/o kidney
neur/o nerve
oculo/o eye
onc/o tumor
oophor/o ovari/o ovary
orth/o oste/o bone, straight
ot/o ear
pharyng/o pharynx
phleb/o vein
pneum/o lung
proct/o rectum, anus
pulm/o lung
ren/o pertaining to kidney
rhin/o nose
sarc/o flesh, connective tissue
splen/o spleen
ten/o, tendin/o tendon
thorac/o chect, thorax
tympan/o eardrum, middle ear
vagin/o vagina
ven/o vein
Created by: ajlett