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C-Prefixes, Roots and Suffixes

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cal
pebble, stone or calcium
calcane/o
calcaneus
calc/i
lime, stone or calcium
-capnia
carbon dioxide
carcin/o
cancer of the epithelial tissue
cardi/o
heart
cari
decay (in the tooth)
carp/o
carpals (wrist bones)
cata
downward or down
caud
tail
cec/o
cecum
-cele
herniation, pouch
celi/o
abdomen
cellular
cell
centa
one hundred
-centesis
surgical puncture
cephal/o
brain, head
cerebell/o
cerebellum, small hind brain
cerebr/o
brain, cerebrum; large outer brain
cervic/o
neck or neck of the uterus
cheil/o
lip
chem/o
drug, chemical
chlor/o
green
chol/o
bile, gall
chol/e
bile,gall
cholangi/o
bile duct
choledoch/o
common bile duct
cholecyst/o
gallbladder
chori/o
chorion; outer fetal membrane
chrom/o
color
chondr/o
cartilage
-cide
kill
circum
around
-cise
cut
-clasis
break down
-clysis
washing
-clast
destructive cell
clavicul/o
clavicle
co
with, together
coccus
round, spherical form of bacteria
cocci
round, spherical form of bacteria
cacc/o
bad
coron/o
heart
coel
cavity
colla
glue
col/o
large intestine
colon
large intestine
colp/o
vagina
com
with, together
con
with, together
coni/o
dust
conjunctiv/o
conjunctivia, lining of the surface of the eye
contra
against
core/o
pupil
corne/o
cornea
cor/o
pupil
corp
body
cortic/o
cortex or outer layer of gland
cost/o
rib
crani/o
cranium, head, skull
cribr
sieve
-crine
to secrete
crista
ridge
-crit
to separate
cry/o
cold
crypt/o
hidden
cubit/o
elbow
culd/o
a blind sac
cut
separating, dividing tissue
cutane/o
skin
cyan
blue
cyesis
pregnency
cyst/o
bladder, fluid filled sac
-cyte
cell
cyt/o
cell