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Adenoid/o
Adenoids
Aden/o
Glands
Amni/o
Amnion
Adomen/o
Abdomen
Acr/o
Extremities
Adip/o
Fat
Aer/o
Air
Alb/o
Albino
Abumin/o
Albumin
Amyl/o
Starch
Angi/o
Vessel
Ankyl/o
Crooked/fused
Anter/o
Anterior/before
Aort/o
Aorta
Append(ic)/o
Appendix
Arteri/o
Artery
Arthr/o
Joint
Articul/o
Joint
Atel/o
Imperfect
Ather/o
Yellow, fatty plaque
brachy
short
bronch(i)/o
windpipe
bucc/o
cheek
burs/o
bursa
calc/i
calcium
calcane/o
heel
carcin/o
cancer
cardi/o
heart
carp/o
carpus/wrist
caud/o
tail
cec/o
cecum
cephal/o
head
cerebr/o
brain
cervic/o
neck
chlor/o
green
chol/e*
bile (but usually used to refer to gallbladder)
cholecyst/o
gallbladder
chondr/o
cartilage
chori/o
fetal covering
clavicul/o
clavicle
coccyg/o
coccyx
col/o
colon
colp/o
hollow/vagina
cost/o
rib
crani/o
cranium/skull
cry/o
cold
crypt/o
hide/conceal
cutane/o
skin
cyan/o
blue
cyst/o
cyst, bladder
cty/o (-cyte)
cell
dactyl/o
finger, toe
dent/i, dent/o
teeth
derm/a, dermat/o
skin
dextr/o
right
dips/o
thirst
disc/o
disk/disc
dist/o
distant from origin
dors/o
direct on/toward the back
duoden/o
duodenum
ech/o
sound
electr/o
electricity
encephal/o
brain
enter/o
intestine
erythr/o
red
esophag/o
esophagus
esthesi/o
feeling
femor/o
femur
fet/o
fetus
fibr/o
fiber
fibul/o
fibula
front/o
forehead/front
galact/o
milk
gastr/o
stomach
genit/o
genitals
ger/o
old
glomerul/o
glomerulus
gloss/o
tongue
glyc/o
sweet/sugar
gnath/o
jaw
granul/o
grain/particle
gynec/o
female
hem/a, hem/o, hemat/o
blood
hepat/o
liver
hist/o
tissue
hom/o
same, common
humer/o
humerus
hydr/o
water
hyster/o
uterus, womb
ile/o
ileum (sm. intestine)
ili/o
ilium (hip bone)
infer/o
lowermost/below
intestin/o
intestine
irid/o
colored circle/iris
ischi/o
ischium (hip)
jejun/o
jejunum
labi/o
lip
lacrim/o
tear/crying
lact/o
milk
lapar/o
flank/abdominal wall
laryng/o
larynx
later/o
side
leuc/o, leuk/o
white
lingu/o, gloss/o
tongue
lip/o, adip/o
fat
lith/o
stone
lob/o
lobe
lumb/o
lower back
lymph/o
lymph/lymphatics
mamm/o, mast/o
breast
medi/o
middle
melan/o
black
men/o
month
mening/o
membrane
metr/i
uterine tissue
mon/o
one/only
muc/o
mucus
muscul/o, my/o
muscle
myc/o
fungus
myel/o
marrow/ spinal cord
narc/o
sleep/numbness
nas/o
nose
ne/o
new
necr/o
dead/corpse
nephr/o
kidney
neur/o
nerves
odont/o
teeth
odyn/o
pain/distress
onc/o
bulk/tumor
oophor/o
ovary
ophthalm/o
eye
or/o
mouth
orchi/o
testicle
orth/o
straight
oste/o
bone
ot/o
ear
pancreat/o
pancreas
patell/o
patella
path/o
disease
pelv/i
pelvis
periton/o
peritoneum
pharmac/o
drugs/medicine
pharyng/o
pharynx
phleb/o
vein
phon/o
sound/voice
phot/o
light
phren/o
mind/diaphragm
pleur/o
pleura
poster/o
posterior/toward back
pneum/o
air/breathing/lung
proct/o
rectum/anus
prostat/o
prostate
proxim/o
nearest point of origin
pseud/o
FALSE
psych/o
mind
pub/o
pubis
pulm/o, pulmon/o
lung
py/o
pus
pyel/o
trough/renal pelvis
radi/o
radius/radiant energy
rect/o
rectum
ren/o
kidneys
rhin/o
nose
sacr/o
sacrum
salping/o
tube
scrot/o
scrotum
semin/o
semen
ser/o
serum
somat/o
body
son/o
sound
spermat/o
seed
sphen/o
wedge/sphenoid
splen/o
spleen
spondyl/o
vertebra
stern/o
sternum
tars/o
ankle bone (tarsal)
tempor/o
temple
ten/o
tendon/tight band
therm/o
heat
thorac/o
chest
thromb/o
clot/thrombus
tibi/o
tibia
tonsill/o
tonsil
tox/o
poison
trache/o
trachea
uln/o
ulna
ur/o
urine
ureter/o
ureter
urethr/o
urethra
uter/o
uterus
vag/o
vagus nerve
vas/o
vessel/ductus deferens
ven/o
vein
ventr/o
ventral/belly side
vertebr/o
vertebra
vulv/o
vulva
xanth/o
yellow