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Med Terms - - Respiratory System Roots, Prefixes & Suffixes

Quiz yourself by thinking what should be in each of the black spaces below before clicking on it to display the answer.

alveol/o   alveolus  
anthrac/o   coal  
atel/o   incomplete  
bronch/o; bronch/i   bronchus  
coni/o   dust  
epiglott/o   epiglottis  
laryng/o   larynx  
muc/o   mucus  
nas/o   nose  
orth/o   straight  
ox/i   oxygen  
pector/o   chest  
pharyng/o   pharynx  
phren/o   diaphragm  
pleur/o   pleura  
pneum/o   lung; air  
pulmon/o   lungs  
py/o   pus  
rhin/o   nose  
sinus/o   sinus  
spir/o   breathe; breath  
tonsill/o   tonsils  
thorac/o   chest  
trache/o   trachea  
eu-   normal  
-capnia   carbon dioxide  
-ectasis   stretching; dilation  
-pnea   breathing  
-phonia   sound; voice  
-ptysis   coughing; spitting up  
-(r)rhea   copious discharge  
-thorax   chest  


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