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Medical terminology - root words

narc/o

stupor; numbness; sleep

nas/o

nose

nat/o

birth

natr/o

sodium (an electrolyte)

necr/o

death, necrosis

nephr/o

kidney

neuro/o

nerve

neutro/o

neutral; neither

nid/o

nest

noct/o

night

nucle/o

nucleus

nyctal/o

night

obstetr/o

midwife

ocul/o

eye

odont/o

teeth

olig/o

scanty

omphal/o

navel (umbilicus)

onc/o

tumor

onych/o

nail

oophor/o

ovary

ophthalm/o

eye

opt/o

eye, vision

optic/o

eye, vision

or/o

mouth

orch/o

testis (plural, testes)

orchi/o

testis (plural, testes)

orchid/o

testis (plural, testes)

orth/o

straight

oste/o

bone

ovari/o

ovary

ox/i

oxygen

ox/o

oxygen

palat/o

palate (roof of mouth)

pancreat/o

pancreas

parathyroid/o

parathyroid glands

patell/o

patella (kneecap)

path/o

disease

pector/o

chest

ded/i

foot; child

ped/o

foot; child

pedicul/o

lice

pelv/i

pelvis

pelv/o

pelvis

pen/o

penis

perine/o

perineum (area between scrotum [or vulva in female] and anus)

peritone/o

peritoneum

phac/o

lens

phag/o

swallowing; eating

phalang/o

phalanges (bones of fingers and toes)

pharmaceutic/o

drug, medicine

pharyng/o

drug, medicine

pharyng/o

pharynx (throat)

phil/o

attraction for

phleb/o

vein

phot/o

light

phren/o

diaphragm; mind

pil/o

hair

pituitar/o

pituitary gland

plas/o

formation, growth

pleur/o

pleura

pneum/o

air; lung

pneumon/o

air; lung

pod/o

foot

poikil/o

varied, irregular

poli/o

gray; gray matter (of brain or spinal cord)

polyp/o

small growth

poster/o

back (of body), behind, posterior

presby/o

old age

proct/o

anus, rectum

prostat/o

prostate gland

proxim/o

near, nearest

psych/o

mind

ptyal/o

saliva

pub/o

pelvis bone (anterior part of pelvic bone)

pulmon/o

lung

pupill/o

pupil

pyel/o

renal pelvis

pylor/o

pylorus

pyr/o

fire

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