Word Roots (Combining forms) - Medical Terminology

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Word roots (combining forms) in all chapters Book: Exploring Medical Language 8th Edition (ISBN: 9780323073080)

arthr/o

joint

hepat/o

liver

ven/o

vein

oste/o

bone

aden/o

gland

cyt/o

cell

epitheli/o

epithelium

fibr/o

fiber

hist/o

tissue

kary/o

nucleus

my/o

muscle

neur/o

nerve

organ/o

organ

sarc/o

flesh, connective tissue

system/o

system

viscer/o

internal organs

cancer/o

cancer (a disease characterized by the unregulated, abnormal growth of new cells)

carcin/o

cancer (a disease characterized by the unregulated, abnormal growth of new cells)

eti/o

cause (of disease)

gno/o

knowledge

iatr/o

physician, medicine (also means treatment)

lei/o

smooth

onc/o

tumor, mass

path/o

disease

rhabd/o

rod-shaped, striated

somat/o

body

chlor/o

green

chrom/o

color

cyan/o

blue

erythr/o

red

leuk/o

white

melan/o

black

xanth/o

yellow

anter/o

front

caud/o

tail (downward)

cephal/o

head (upward)

dist/o

away (from the point of attachment of a body part)

dors/o

back

infer/o

below

later/o

side

medi/o

middle

poster/o

back, behind

proxim/o

near (the point of attachment of a body part)

super/o

above

ventr/o

belly (front)

cutane/o

skin

derm/o

skin

dermat/o

skin

hidr/o

sweat

kerat/o

horny tissue, hard

onych/o

nail

ungu/o

nail

seb/o

sebum (oil)

trich/o

hair

aut/o

self

coni/o

dust

crypt/o

hidden

heter/o

other

myc/o

fungus

necr/o

death (cells, body)

pachy/o

thick

rhytid/o

wrinkles

staphyl/o

grapelike clusters

strept/o

twisted chains

adenoid/o

adenoids

alveol/o

alveolus

bronchi/o

bronchus

bronch/o

bronchus

diaphragmat/o

diaphragm

phren/o

diaphragm

epiglott/o

epiglottis

laryng/o

larynx

lob/o

lobe

nas/o

nose

rhin/o

nose

pharyng/o

pharynx

pleur/o

pleura

pneum/o

lung, air

pneumat/o

lung, air

pneumon/o

lung, air

pulmon/o

lung

sept/o

septum (wall off, fence)

sinus/o

sinus

thorac/o

thorax (chest)

tonsill/o

tonsil

thrache/o

trachea

atel/o

imperfect, incomplete

capn/o

carbon dioxide

hem/o

blood

hemat/o

blood

muc/o

mucus

orth/o

straight

ox/i, ox/o

oxygen

phon/o

sound, voice

somn/o

sleep

spir/o

breathe, breathing

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