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Med Terms - Root Words N-P

Medical terminology - root words
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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
ot/o
ear
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
py/o
pus
pyel/o
renal pelvis
pylor/o
pylorus
pyr/o
fire