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Word Roots (Combining forms) - Medical Terminology

Word roots (combining forms) in all chapters Book: Exploring Medical Language 8th Edition (ISBN: 9780323073080)
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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
lip/o
fat
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
bi/o
life
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
xer/o
dry
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
py/o
pus
somn/o
sleep
spir/o
breathe, breathing