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a-,an-
without,not
ab-
away from
abdomin/o
abdomen
ablat/o
to remove, take away
abrado/o, abras/o
to scrape off
acanth/o
thorny,spiny
acar/o
mites
acid/o
acid,sour,bitter
acous/o
hearing
acoust/o
hearing, sound
acr/o
extremities
actin/o
ray,radiation
acu-
needle
acu/o,acut/o
sharp,severe
ad-
towards, near
aden/o
gland
adenoid/o
adenoids
adip/o
fat
adren/o
adrenal glands
aer/o
air,gas
agglutin/o
clumping
agit/o
rapidity,restlessness
-agogue
producer,leader
-agra
severe pain
alb/o,albin/o
white
albumin/o
albumin
-algesia,alges/o
pain sensitivity
-algia
pain
allo-
other, different
alveol/o
alveolus
ambi-
around, on both sides, about
ambly/o
dim, dull
ambul/o
to walk
ammon/o
ammonium
amni/o
amnion
amphi-
around, on both sides
amyl/o
starch
an/o
anus
ana-
up, backward, against
andr/o
male
aneurysm/o
aneurysm
angi/o
vessel
anis/o
unequal
ankyl/o
stiff,crooked,bent
anomal/o
irregular
ante-
before,forward
anter/o
front
anthrac/o
coal,carbon,carbuncle
anthrop/o
man, human being
anti-
against
antr/o
antrum
aort/o
aorta
-apheresis
separation, removal
aphth/o
ulcer
apic/o
apex
apo-
away,separation
aque/o
water
arachn/o
spider
arch/i,arch/e,-arche
first
arteri/o
artery
arteriol/o
arteriole
arthr/o
joint
articul/o
joint
aspir/o, aspirat/o
inhaling, removal
-assay
to examine, analyze
-asthenia, asthen/o
weakness
astr/o
star, star shaped
atel/o
incomplete, imperfect
ather/o
fatty substance, plaque
atmo-
steam, vapor
-atresia
closure, occlusion
atreto-
closed,lacking an opening
atri/o
atrium
audi/o, audit/o
hearing
aur/o,auricul/o
ear
auscult/o, auscultat/o
to listen
auto-
self
aux/o
growth, acceleration
axi/o
axis
axill/o
armpit
azot/o
nitrogen, urea
bacteri/o
bacteria
balne/o
bath
bar/o
weight, pressure
bary-
heavy, dull, hard
bas/o, basi/o
base, foundation
-basia
walking
bathy-,batho-
deep, depth
bi-
two
bibli/o
books
bil/i
bile
bio-, bi/o
life, living
blast/o, -blast
early embryonic stage, immature
blenn/o
mucus
blephar/o
eyelid
brachi/o
arm
brachy-
short
brady-
slow
brom/o
bromine containing compound, odor
bronch/o
bronchus
bronchiol/o
bronchiole
bucc/o
cheek
-bulia,-boulia
will
burs/o
bursa
cac/o
bad, ill
calcane/o
heel
caci/o
calcium
-calculia, calcul/o
to compute
cali/o
calyx
calor/i
heat
campt/o
bent
-capnia, capn/o
carbon dioxide
capsul/o, caps/o
capsule, container
carb/o
carbon
carcin/o
cancer
cardi/o
heart
cari/o
caries
carp/o
wrist
cata-
down, under
-cataphasia
affirmation
cathar/o, cathart/o
cleansing, purging
-cathisia, -kathisia
sitting
caud/o
tail
caus/o,cauter/o
burn, burning
cavit/o, cav/o
hollow,cavity
cec/o
cecum
-cele
hernia, swelling
celi/o
abdomen
-centesis
surgical puncture of a cavity
centi-
one hundredth (10^-2)
centr/o
center
cephal/o
head
cerebell/o
cerebellum
cerebr/o
cerebrum, brain
cervic/o
neck, cervix
-chalasia
relaxation
cheil/o, chil/o
lip
chem/o
chemical, chemistry
-chezia, -chesia
defecation
chir/o, cheir/o
hand
chlor/o
green
chol/e
gall, bile
choledoch/o
common bile duct
chondr/o
cartilage
chori/o
chorion
-chroia
skin coloration
chrom/o
color
chron/o
time, timing
chrys/o
gold
chyl/o
chyle
-cide
killing, agent which kills
cine-
movement
circum-
around
cirrh/o
orange-yellow
-clasis, -clasia
break
cleid/o
clavicle
clin/o
to slope, bend
-clysis
irrigation, washing
coagul/o
coagulation, clotting
-coccus
berry-shaped bacterium
coccyg/o
coccyx
cochle/o
cochlea
-coimesis
sleeping
col/o
colon
colp/o
vagina
com-, con-
with, together
-coma
deep sleep
coni/o
dust
conjuctiv/o
conjuctiva
consci/o
awareness, aware
contrict/o
narrowing, binding
contra-
against, opposite
contus/o
to bruise
cor/o
pupil
corne/o
cornea
coron/o
heart
corpor/o
body
cortic/o
cortex
cost/o
rib
cox/o
hip
crani/o
skull
-crasia
mixture (good or bad), temperament
cric/o
ring
crin/o
secrete, separate
-crit
separate
critic/o
crisis, dangerous
cry/o
cold
crypt/o
hidden, concealed
crystall/o
crystal, transparent
cubit/o
elbow, forearm
culd/o
cul-de-sac
cune/o
wedge, wedge-shaped
cupr/o
copper
-cusis
hearing
cutane/o
skin
cyan/o
blue
cycl/o
ciliary body, circular
-cyesis
pregnancy
cyst/o
bladder, cyst
cyt/o, -cyte
cell
dacry/o
tear
dactyl/o
digit (finger or toe)
deca-
ten (10^1)
deci-
one tenth (10^-1)
demi-
half
dem/o
people
dent/i
tooth
derm/o, dermat/o
skin
desicc/o
to dry
-desis
surgical fixation, fusion
desm/o
ligament
deuter/o
second, secondary
dextr/o
right
di-
two
dia-
through, throughout
didym/o
a twin, testis
-didymus
conjoined twin
dilat/o
enlarged, expand
dipl/o
double
dips/o
thrist
dis-
apart, to separate
dist/o
distant
dolich/o
long
dolor/o
pain
dors/o
back
drom/o, -drome
running
duct/o
to lead
duoden/o
duodenum
dynam/o
power, strength
-dynia
pain
dys-
bad, difficult, painful
ec-, ecto-
outside, out
echin/o
spiny, prickly
echo-
reverberating sound
eco-
environment
-ectasis, -ectasia
dilation, expansion
ectr/o
congenital absence
-edema
swelling
ele/o
oil
electr/o
electricity
embol/o
embolus
embry/o
embryo
-emesis
vomiting
-emia
blood condition
emmetr/o
the correct measure, proprotioned
empharaxis
stoppage, obstruction
en-, endo-
inside, within
encephal/o
brain
enter/o
intestines (small intestines)
eosin/o
red, rosy, dawn
epi-
above, over, upon
epididym/o
epididymis
epiglott/o
epiglottis
episi/o
vulva
equi-
equality, equal
erthism/o
irritation
erg/o
work
erythem/o
flushed, redness
erythr/o
red
eschar/o
scab
eso-
within
esophag/o
esophagus
esthesi/o, -esthesia
sensation, feeling
eti/o
cause
eu-
good, normal, well
eury-
wide, broad
ex-
out, away from
exa-
quintillion (10^18)
excit/o
to arouse
exo-
outside, outward
extra-
outside
faci/o
face
-facient
to cause, make happen
fasci/o
fascia
febr/i
fever
femor/o
femur
femto-
quadrillionth (10^-15)
ferr/i, ferr/o
iron
fet/o
fetus
fibr/o
fiber, fibrous
fibul/o
fibula
fil/o, fil/i, filament/o
thread, thread-like
fimbria/e
thread-like
flav/o
yellow
flex/o, flect/o
bend
flu/o, flux/o
to flow
fluor/o
fluorine
follicul/o
small sac, follicle
fore-
before, in front
-form
specified shape, form
frig/o, frigid/o
cold
funct/o
performance
fung/i
fungus, mushroom
fusc/o
dark brown
galact/o
milk
galvano-
direct electric current
gamet/o
gamete
gam/o
marriage, sexual union
gangli/o, ganglion/o
ganglion
gastro/o
stomach
ge/o
earth, soil
gel/o
to freeze, congeal
gemell/o
twins
-gen, gen/o
producing, generating
-genesis
production, formation
-genic
produced by, forming
geni/o
chin
genit/o
reproduction
ger/o, geront/o
aged, old age
gest/o
to bear
-geusia
taste
giga-
billion (10^9)
gigant/o
huge
gingiv/o
gums
glauc/o
gray, bluish green
gli/o
glue, neuroglia
-globin
protein
glomerul/o
glomerulus
gloss/o
tongue
gluc/o
glucose, sugar
glyc/o
glucose, sugar
gnath/o
jaw
gnos/o
knowledge
gon/o
genitals, semen
gonad/o
gonads
goni/o
angle
-grade
step
-gram
written record
granul/o
granules
-graph
instrument for recording
graph/o
writing
-graphy
process of recording
gravid/o
pregnancy
-gravida
pregnant woman
gustat/o, gust/o
taste
gynec/o
women, female
gyr/o
circle, spiral
haph/e
touch
hapl/o
simple, single
hect/o
hundred (10^2)
helc/o
ulcer
heli/o
sun
helminth/o, -helminth
worm
hemi-
half
hem/o, hemat/o
blood
hepat/o
liver
heredo-
heredity
hetero-
different, other
hex-, hexa-
six
-hexia
condition
hepta-
seven
hidr/o
sweat
hirsut/o
hairy
hirud/i, hirudin/i
leech
hist/o
tissue
holo-
entire, complete
homeo-
likeness, constant, sameness
homo-
same, similar
hormon/o
hormone
humer/o
humerus
hyal/o
resembling glass, glassy
hydr/o
water, hydrogen
hygr/o
moisture
hymen/o
hymen
hyper-
above, excessive, beyond
hypn/o
sleep
hypo-
under, deficient, below
hypothalam/o
hypothalamus
hypsi-
high
hyster/o
uterus
iatr/o
treatment, physician
ichthy/o
fish
-ician
specialist
icter/o
jaundice
ide/o
idea, mental images
idi/o
individual, distinct, unknown
ile/o
ileum
ili/o
ilium
immun/o
protection, immune
infra-
below, beneath
inguin/o
groin
inter-
between
intra-
within
iod/o
iodine
ion/o
ion
ipsi-
same
ir/o, irid/o
iris
isch/o
suppress, restrain
ischi/o
ischium
is/o
equal
-ist
specialist
ithy-
erect, straight
-itis
inflammation
ixod/i
ticks
jaund/o
yellow
jejun/o
jejunum
juxta-
near
kal/i
potassium
kary/o
nucleus
kel/o
tumor, fibrous growth
ken/o
empty
kerat/o
horney tissue, cornea
keton/o
ketones
kilo-
thousand (10^3)
kinesi/o, -kinesia, -kinetic
movement
klept/o
theft, stealing
koil/o
hollow, concave, depressed
kraur/o
dry
kyph/o
humpback
-labile
unstable, perishable
lacrim/o
tear, lacrimal duct
lact/o
milk
lal/o, -lalia
speech, babble
lamin/o
lamina
lampr/o
clear
lapar/o
abdomen, abdominal wall
laryng/o
larynx
later/o
side
laxat/o
to slacken, relax, loosen
lecith/o
yolk, ovum
-legia
reading
lei/o
smooth
-lemma
confining membrane
lepid/o
flakes, scales
lepr/o
leprosy
-lepsy
seizure
lept/o
slender, thin, delicate
letharg/o
drowsiness
leuk/o
white
levo-
left
-lexia
speech, word
lien/o
spleen
ligament/o
ligament
ligat/o
binding, tying
lim/o
hunger
lingu/o
tongue
lip/o
fat
-lipsis
omit, fail
-listhesis
slipping
lith/o
stone, calculus
lob/o
lobe
logad/o
whites of the eyes
log/o, -log, -logue
word, speech, thought
-logist
specialist
-logy
study of
loph/o
ridge
lord/o
curvature, bending
lox/o
oblique, slanting
luc/i
light
-lucent
light-admitting
lucid/o
clear
lumb/o
loin
lumin/o
light
lute/o
yellow
luxat/o
dislocate
ly/o
dissolve, loosen
lymph/o
lymph
-lysis
dissolution, breakdown
-malacia
softening
mamm/o
breast
-mania
madness, obsessive, preoccupation
-masesis
mastication, chewing
mast/o
breast
maxill/o
maxilla
medi/o
middle
mediastin/o
mediastinum
medic/o
heal, healing
medull/o
medulla, marrow
mega-
million (10^6)
mega-, megalo-
large
-megaly
enlargement
mel/o
limbs, limb
melan/o
black
meli-, melit-
honey, sugar
men/o
menses, menstruation
mening/o
meninges, membranes
ment/o
mind
mer/o
part
meso-
middle
meta-
after, beyond, change
metall/o
metal
-meter
instrument for measuring
method/o
procedure, technique
metr/o
uterus
-metry
process of measuring
micro-
one millionth (10^-6), small
mi/o
less, smaller
milli-
one thousandth (10^-3)
-mimesis
imitation, simulation
mis/o
hatred of, aversion
-mnesia
memory
mogi-
difficult
mono-
one
morph/o
shape, form
mort/o
death
-motor
movement, motion
muc/o
mucus
multi-
many, much
muscul/o
muscle
mutilat/o
to maim, disfigure
my/o, myos/o
muscle
myc/o
fungus
myel/o
bone marrow, spinal cord
myring/o
eardrum
myx/o
mucus
nano-
one billionth (10^-6)
narc/o
numbness, stupor
nas/o
nose
nat/o
birth
natr/o
sodium
necr/o
death
neo-
new
nephr/o
kidney
neur/o
nerve
neutr/o
neutral
nev/o
mole, birthmark
noci-
to cause harm, injury or pain
noct/i
night
nod/o
knot
-noia
mind, will
nom/o
custom, law
nomen-
name
noni-
nine
norm/o
normal, usual
nos/o
disease
not/o
the back
nucle/o
nucleus
nulli-
none
nutri/o, nutrit/o
nourish
nyct/o
night
obstetr/o
midwife
octa-, octi-
eight
ocul/o
eye
odont/o
tooth
-oid
resembling
-ole
little, small
ole/o
oil
olfact/o
smell
olig/o
scanty, few, little
-oma
tumor, mass
om/o
shoulder
omphal/o
navel
onc/o
tumor, mass
onych/o
nail
o/o
egg, ovum
oophor/o
ovary
ophry/o
eyebrow
ophthalm/o
eye
-opia, -opsia
vision
opisth/o
backward, behind
op/o
juice, face
-opsy
to view
opt/o
eye, vision
or/o
mouth
orch/o, orchi/o, orchid/o
testis
-orexia
appetite
organ/o
organ
ornith/o
bird
orth/o
straight, normal, correct
osche/o
scrotum
oscill/o
to swing
-osis
condition, status, abnormal increase
osm/o, -osmia
sense of smell, odor, impulse
osphresi/o, -osphresia
sense of smell, odor
oste/o
bone
ot/o
ear
ov/o, ov/i
egg, ovum
ovari/o
ovary
ox/o, -oxia
oxygen
oxy-
sharp, quick, sour
pachy-
thick
-pagus
conjoined twins
palat/o
palate
pale/o
old
palin-, pali-
recurrence, repetition
palliat/o
soothe, relieve
palp/o, palpat/o
to touch gently
palpebr/o
eyelid
palpit/o, palpitat/o
flutter, throbbing
pan-
all
pancreat/o
pancreas
pant/o
all, whole
papill/o
nipple-like, papilla
papul/o
papule, pimple
para-
alongside, near, beyond, abnormal
-para, -parous
to bear, bring forth
parasit/o
parasite
parathyroid/o
parathyroid
-paresis
partial paralysis
-partum
childbirth, labor
patell/o
patella
path/o
disease
-pause
cessation
pector/o
chest
ped/o
foot, child
pedicul/o
louse
pel/o
mud
pelv/i
pelvis
-penia
deficiency
pent-, penta-
five
-pepsia
digestion
per-
through, throughout
percuss/o
to tap
peri-
around, surrounding
perine/o
perineum
peritone/o
peritoneum
per/o
deformed, maimed
perone/o
fibula
perspir/o
breathe through
pest/i
plague, pests
peta-
quadrillion (10^15)
-petal
moving toward, seeking
petr/o
stone, petrous region of temporal bone
-pexy
fixation
phac/o
lens
phag/o, -phagia
eating, ingestion
phak/o
lens
phalang/o
phalanges
phall/o
penis
phaner/o
visible, apparent
pharmac/o
drugs
phas/o, -phasia
speech
phe/o
dusky
phen/o
appearance
-pheresis
removal
-phil, -philia
affinity for, tendency towards
phim/o
muzzle
phleb/o
vein
-phobia, phob/o
fear, aversion
phon/o, -phonia
voice, sound
-phore, phor/o
bearer, processor
-phoresis
bearing, transmission
phosphat/o
phosphate
phot/o
light
phren/o
mind, diagragm
phyc/o
seaweed, algae
phyl/o
race, species, type
-phylaxis
protection
phyll/o
leaf, leaf-like
-phyma
tumor, growth
physic/o
physical, natural
physi/o
nature
phys/o
air, gas
-physis
growth, growing
phyt/o, -phyte
plant
pico-
one trillionth (10^-12)
picr/o
bitter
piez/o, pies/i, -piesis
pressure
pil/o
hair
pimel/o
fat, fatty
pin/o
to drink
pituitar/o
pituitary gland
plagi/o
slanting, oblique
plan/o
flat, level, wandering
plant/o
sole of the foot
-plasm
formation, growth
plasm/o
plasma, formative substance
-plasty
surgical correction / repair
platy-
broad, flat
ple/o
more
-plegia
paralysis
plesi/o
nearness, similarity
pless/i
striking
pleur/o
pleura
plex/o
network (nerves or vessels), plexus
plic/o, plicat/o
to fold, pleat
-ploid, -ploidy
number of chromosome sets
pluri-
more, several
-pnea
breathe
pneum/o
lung, air
pneumon/o
lung, air
pod/o
foot
-poiesis
formation
poikil/o
variation, irregular
poli/o
gray (matter)
poly-
many, much
pon/o
fatigue, overwork, pain
-pore, por/o
opening, passageway
-porosis
porous, decrease in density
-posia
drinking
posit/o
arrangement, place
post-
after, behind
poster/o
behind, towards the back
potenti/o
power, strength
-prandial
meal
-praxia
action, activity
pre-
before, in front of
presby-
aging, elderly
primi-
first
-privia
loss, deprivation
pro-
before
proct/o
rectum, anus
pros/o
forward, anterior
prosop/o
face
prostat/o
prostate gland
prote/o
protein
prot/o
first
proxim/o
near
prurit/o
itching
psamm/o
sand, sand-like material
pselaphes/o
touch
pseudo-
false
psor/o
itching
psych/o
mind
psychr/o
cold
-pterygium
abnormality of the conjunctiva
pteryg/o
wing-shaped
-ptosis
prolapse, drooping
pytal/o
saliva
-ptysis
spitting
pub/o
pubis
pulmon/o
lung
puls/o, pulsat/o
to beat, beating
-puncture
to pierce a surface
pupill/o
pupil
purgat/o
cleansing
purpur/i
purple
purul/o
pus formation
py/o
pus
pyel/o
renal pelvis
pyg/o
buttocks
pykn/o, pycn/o
thick, dense
pyl/e
portal vein
pylor/o
pylorus
pyret/o
fever
pyrex/o
feverishness, fever
pyr/o
heat, fire, fever
quadri-
four
quinque-
five
quint/i
fifth
rachi/o
spine
radi/o
x-ray, radiation
radicul/o
nerve root
ram/i
branch
re-
back, again
-receptor, -ceptor
receiver
rect/o
rectum
reflex/o, reflect/o
to bend back
registrat/o
recording
relaps/o
to slide back
ren/o
kidney
respir/o, respirat/o
breathe, breathing
resuscit/o
revive
reticul/o
netlike
retin/o
retina
retract/o
drawing back
rhabd/o
rod
rhabdomy/o
striated / skeletal muscle
rhe/o
flow, current, stream
rhin/o
nose
rhiz/o
root
rhod/o
red, rosy
rhytid/o
wrinkle
rose/o
rosy
rot/o, rotat/o
turn, resolve
-rrhagia, -rrhage
excessive flow, profuse fluid discharge
-rrhaphy
suture
-rrhea
flow, discharge
-rrhexis
rupture
rrhythm/o
rhythm
-rubr/o, rubr/i
red
sacchar/o
sugar
sacr/o
sacrum
salping/o
fallopian tube
sangu/i, sanguin/o
blood
sanit/a
health
sap/o
soap
sapr/o
rotten, decay
sarc/o
flesh
scaph/o
boat-shaped
scapul/o
scapula
scat/o
feces
scel/o, -scelia
leg
schist/o, -schisis
split, cleft
schiz/o
split, division
scint/i
spark
scirrh/o
hard
scler/o
sclera
-sclerosis
hardening
scolec/o
worm
scoli/o
crooked, twisted
-scope
instrument for visual examination
-scopy
visual examination
scot/o
darkenss
scrib/o, script/o
to write
seb/o
sebum
-sect
to cut
secund/i
second
sedat/o
to calm
semi-
half
semin/i
semen
senil/o
old, old age
sens/o, sensat/o
feeling, perception
sensor/i
sensory
-sepsis, septic/o
putrefaction, putrifying
sept-, septi-
seven
sept/o
partition
ser/o
serum, serous
sesqui-
one and a half
sex-
six
sial/o
saliva
sicc/o
to dry
sider/o
iron
sigmoid/o
sigmoid colon
silic/o
silica, quartz
sinistr/o
left
sinus/o, sin/o
cavity, sinus
sit/o
food
skelet/o
skeleton
soci/o
social, society
sodi/o
compound containing sodium
solut/o
dissolved
somat/o
body
-some
body
somn/i, - somnia
sleep
son/o
sound
span/o
scanty, scarce
-spasm, spasm/o
involuntary contraction
spectr/o
image, spectrum
sperm/o, spermat/o
spermatoza
sphen/o
wedge, sphenoid bone
spher/o
round, sphere
sphygm/o
pulse
-sphyxia
pulse
spin/o
spinal cord, spine
spir/o
breathe
splanchen/o
viscera
splen/o
spleen
spondyl/o
vertebrae, spinal column
spongi/o
spongelike, spongy
spor/o
spore, seed
squam/o
squamous, scales
-stabile
stable, fixed
-stalsis
contraction
staped/o
stapes
staphyl/o
uvula, grape like clusters
-stasis
standing still, standing
-stat
device/ treatment for keeping something stationary
steat/o
fat
-stenosis, sten/o
narrowed, constricted
stere/o
solid, three dimensional
steril/o
barren
stern/o
sternum
steth/o
chest
sthen/o, -sthenia
strength
stich/o, -stichia
rows
stigmat/o
mark, point
stomat/o
mouth
-stomy
surgical opening
strat/i
layer
strept/o
twisted, curved
strict/o
to tighten, bind
-stroma
supporting tissue of an organ
stroph/o
twisted
sub-
under, beneath
succ/o
juice
suct/o
to suck
sud/o
sweat
sulc/o
furrow, groove
super-
above, beyond
supra-
above, beyond
suspend/o, suspens/o
to hang up, suspend
sym-, syn-
with, together
symptom/o
occurance
synaps/o, synapt/o
point of contact, to join
syndesm/o
ligament, connective tissue
synov/o
synovia, synovial membrane
syphil/o
syphilis
syring/o
tube, fistula
system/o
system
systol/o
contraction
tachy-
fast
tact/o
touch
tal/o
talus
taph/o
grave
tars/o
tarsus, edge of eyelid
tauto-
identical, same
-taxia, tax/o
arrangement, coordination
techn/o
skill, art
tect/o
rooflike
tegment/o
covering
tel/e
end, distant
tel/o
end
tele/o
perfect, complete
temp/o, tempor/o
period of time, the temples
ten/o
tendon
tenont/o
tendon
-tension, tens/o
stretched, strained
tephr/o
gray (ashen)
tera-
trillion (10^12)
terat/o
monster
termin/o
boundary, limit
terti-
third
test/o, testicul/o
testis
tetan/o
tetanus
tetra-
four
thalam/o
thalamus
thanat/o
death
thec/o
sheath
thel/o
nipple
theor/o
speculation
-therapy, therapeut/o
treatment
theri/o
animals
therm/o
heat
thigm/o
touch
thio-
presence of sulfur
thorac/o
chest
thromb/o
clot, thrombus
-thymia
mind, emotions
thym/o
thymus gland
thyr/o
thyroid gland
tibi/o
tibia
toc/o, -tocia
childbirth, labor
-tome
instrument for cutting
tom/o
a cutting (section/layer)
-tomy
surgical incision
ton/o
tone, tension
tonsill/o
tonsils
top/o
particular place or area
torpid/o
sluggish, inactive
tors/o
twisting, twisted
tox/o, toxic/o
poison
trachel/o
neck
trache/o
trachea
trachy-
rough
trans-
across
traumat/o
trauma, injury, wound
trem/o, tremul/o
shaking, trembling
-tresia
opening, perforation
tri-
three
tri/o
to sort out, sorting
trich/o
hair
-tripsy
to crush, break
-trophy, troph/o
nourishment, growth
-tropia
to turn
tubercul/o
tubercle, tuberculosis
tub/o
tube
-tumescence, tumesc/o
swelling
turbid/i
cloudy, confused
turg/o, turgid/o
to swell, swollen
tympan/o
eardrum (tympanic membrane)
-type, typ/o
class, representative form
typhl/o
cecum, blindness
typh/o
typhus, typhoid
tyr/o
cheese, caseous
-ule
little, small
ul/o
scar, scarring
ultra-
beyond, excess
un-
not, reversal
ungu/o
nail
uni-
one
uran/o
palate
-uresis
urination
ureter/o
ureter
urethr/o
urethra
-uria
urine condition
uric/o
uric acid
urin/o
urine
ur/o
urine
uter/o
uterus
uve/o
uvea
uvul/o
uvula
vaccin/o
vaccine
vag/o
vagus nerve
vagin/o
vagina
valv/o, valvu/o
valve
varic/o
varicose veins
vari/o, vatiat/o
change, vary
vas/o
vessel, vas deferens
vascul/o
blood vessel
ven/o
vein
vener/o
sexual intercourse
ventil/o
to aerate, oxygenate
ventr/o
belly, front of the body
ventricul/o
ventricle of the heart or brain
venul/o
venule
verm/i
worm
verruc/i
wart
vers/o, -verse
turn, turning
vertebr/o
vertebra
vesic/o
urinary bladder
vesicul/o
seminal vesicle, a vesicle
vestibul/o
vestibule
vibr/o, vibrat/o
to quiver, shake
viril/o
masculine, manly
vir/o
virus
viscer/o
internal organs
viscid/o, viscos/o
sticky, glutinous
vit/o, vital/o
life
vitre/o
glassy, vitreous body
viv/i
life, alive
-volemia
blood volume
volv/o, volut/o
to roll
vulv/o
vulva
xanth/o
yellow
xen/o
strange, foreign matter
zon/i, zon/o
zone, encircling region
zo/o
animal
zyg/o
union, junction
zym/o
enzyme, ferment