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Latin and Greek Root Words

Anatomy class Latin and Greek root words
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a (an)
Without, not
acephalia
ab
of, off, away from
abduct
acro
extremity
acromegaly
ad
to, toward
adduct
adeno
gland or glandular
adenoma
adipo
fat
adipose
are, aero
related to air or oxygen
anaerobic
ala, alaris
wing (pertaining to a wing)
alar notch
alba
white
linea alba
-algia
pain
neuralgia
ambi
both
ambidextrous
ana
again
anatomy
angi
vessel
angiogram
ankon
elbow
anconeal
ankylo
bent
ankylosis
annular
ring
annular
ante
before
antemortem
anti
against
antibiotic
aqua
water
aqueous
arthro
joint
arthritis
articularis
jointed
articular
auris, ariculo
ear, little ear
auricular mm.
auto
self
autograft
bi
two
biped
bio
live
biology
blast
germ, bud
osteoblast
blepharo
eyelid
blepharospasm
brachi
arm
brachium
brachys
short
brachycephalic
brady
slow
bradycardia
brevis
short
peroneus brevis
buccal
cheek
buccinator
bulla
blister
tympanic bulla
bursa
wine skin
bursitis
capit
head
decapitate
cant
angle, corner
canthus
cardio
pertaining to the heart
epicardium
cauda
tail
caudal
cec
blind
cecum
cephalic, cephalo
head
hydrocephalicus
cervix
neck
cervical
chondros
cartilage
chondroblast
clast
to break
osteoclast
cleido
collar bone
clavicle
coccyg
tail
coccyx
coele
hollow
blastocoele
col, colo
colon
colitis
commisure
joining together
commission
con
with, together
concurrent
conch
shell
concha
contra
against, opposed
contralateral
coracoid
crow-like
coracoid process
corn
horn
cornual process
cortico
bark, shell, rind
cortex
corona
crown
coronary
costal
rib
intercostal
coxa
hip
os coxae
cranium
head
neurocranium
cruci, crux
cross
cruciate
crus
a leg-like part
crural