Medical Terminology

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Medical Terminology
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  1. abdomin/o
    • abdomen
    • Ex: abdominal
    • Ex: pertaining to the abdomen
  2. aden/o
    • gland
    • Ex: adenoma
    • Ex: tumor of the gland
  3. arthr/o
    • joint
    • Ex: arthritis
    • Ex: inflamtion of the joint
  4. bi/o
    • life
    • Ex: biology
    • Ex: the study of life.
  5. bol/o
    • to cast or throw
    • Ex: anabolism
    • Ex: the process of building up complex materials from simple materials.
  6. carcin/o
    • cancer, cancerous
    • Ex: Carcinoma
    • Ex: Cancerous tumor
  7. cardi/o
    • heart
    • Ex: cardiology
    • Ex: the study of the heart
  8. cephal/o
    • head
    • Ex: cephalic
    • Ex: pertaining to the head
  9. cervic/o
    • neck; cervix (neck of the uterus)
    • Ex: cervical
    • Ex: pertains to the body of the uterus.
  10. cerebr/o
    • largest part of the brain
    • Ex: cerebral
    • Ex: pertaining to the largest part of the brain.
  11. chrondr/o
    • cartilage
    • Ex: chrondromia
    • Ex: cartilage tumor
  12. chrom/o
    • color
    • Ex: chromosomes
    • Ex: body of color
  13. coccyg/o
    • coccyx
    • Ex: coccygeal
    • Ex: pertaining to the coccyx
  14. crani/o
    • skull
    • Ex: craniotomy
    • Ex: the process of cutting into the skull.
  15. crin/o
    • secretes
    • Ex: endocrine
    • Ex: secretes within
  16. col/o
    colon/o
    • colon large intestine
    • Ex: colonoscopy
    • Ex: the process of examining the large intestine with a scope.
  17. cyst/o
    • bladder
    • Ex: cystoscopy
    • Ex: the process of examining the bladder with a scope.
  18. cyt/o
    • cell
    • Ex: cytology
    • Ex: the study of cells.
  19. derm/o
    dermat/o
    • skin
    • Ex: dermatitis
    • Ex: inflamation of the skin.
  20. dist/o
    • far or distant
    • Ex: distal
    • Ex: pertaining to far or distant
  21. dors/o
    • back
    • Ex: dorsal
    • Ex: pertaining to the back
  22. encephal/o
    • inside the head
    • Ex: encephalopathy
    • Ex: disease inside the head.
  23. enter/o
    • small intestines
    • Ex: enteritis
    • Ex: inflamation of the small intestines.
  24. erytrh/o
    • red
    • Ex: erythrocyte
    • Ex: red blood cells that carry oxygen in the blood.
    • Ex: other than carcino but doesn't mean cancer.
  25. leuk/o
    • white
    • Ex: leukocyte
    • Ex: white blood cells that help the body fight disease.
    • Ex: other than carcino but doesn't mean cancer.
  26. melan/o
    • black
    • Ex: melanoma
    • Ex: a malignant skin tumor (black)
    • Ex: other than carcino but doesn't mean cancer.
  27. gastr/o
    • stomach
    • Ex: Gastritis
    • Ex: inflamation of the stomach
  28. gnos/o
    • knowledge
    • Ex: diagnosis
    • Ex: state of complete knowledge.
  29. hemat/o
    • blood
    • Ex: hematology
    • Ex: the study of the blood.
  30. hem/o
    • blood
    • Ex: hematoma
    • Ex: a malignant tumor of the blood.
  31. hepat/o
    • liver
    • Ex: hepatitis
    • Ex: inflamation of the liver
  32. hist/o
    • tissue
    • Ex: histology
    • Ex: the study of tissue
  33. iatr/o
    • treatment, physician
    • Ex: psychiatrist
    • Ex: a specialist who treats the mind.
  34. ili/o
    • pelvic bone
    • Ex. iliac
    • Ex: pertaining to the ilium.
  35. inguin/o
    • groin
    • Ex: inguinal
    • Ex: pertaining to the groin.
  36. kary/o
    • nucleus
    • Ex: karyotype
    • Ex: pictures of chromosomes that reside in the nucleus.
  37. later/o
    • side
    • Ex: lateral
    • Ex: pertaining to the side
  38. log/o
    • the study of
    • Ex: dermatology
    • Ex: the study of skin.
  39. lumb/o
    • lower back
    • Ex: lumbosacral
    • Ex: pertaining to the lumbar and sacral
  40. medi/o
    • middle
    • Ex: medial
    • Ex: pertaining to the middle.
  41. nas/o
    • nose
    • Ex: nasal
    • Ex: pertaining to the nose
  42. nephr/o
    • kidney
    • Ex: nephritis
    • Ex: the inflamation of the kidney
  43. neur/o
    • nerve
    • Ex: neurology
    • Ex: study of the nerve
  44. nucle/o
    • nucleous
    • Ex: nucleic
    • Ex: pertaining to the nucleous
  45. onc/o
    • cancerous tumor, tumor, cancer
    • Ex: oncologist
    • Ex: a specialist who studies cancerous tumors.
  46. oste/o
    • bone (joints)
    • Ex: osteoarthritis
    • Ex: inflamation in the bone and joints
  47. path/o
    • disease
    • Ex: pathogen
    • Ex: produces a disease
  48. pelv/i
    • pelvis or hip region
    • Ex: pelvic
    • Ex: pertaining to the pelvis or hip region.
  49. poster/o
    • back or behind
    • Ex: posterior
    • Ex: pertaining to the back or behind
  50. proxim/o
    • close or nearest
    • Ex: proximal
    • Ex: pertaining to close or nearest
  51. psych/o
    • mind
    • Ex: psychology
    • Ex: the study of the mind
  52. ren/o
    • kidney
    • Ex: renal
    • Ex: pertaining to the kidney
  53. rhin/o
    • nose
    • Ex: rhinoplasty
    • Ex: surgey of the nose
  54. sacr/o
    • sacrum
    • Ex: sacral
    • ex: pertaining to the sacrum bone
  55. spin/o
    • spine or back bone
    • Ex: spinal
    • Ex: pertaining to the spine or back bone
  56. thel/o
    • skin (nipple)
    • Ex: epithelial
    • Ex: pertaining to the skin (nipple)
  57. thorac/o
    • chest
    • Ex: thoracotomy
    • Ex: the process of an incision into the chest bone.
  58. thromb/o
    • clot
    • Ex: thrombocyte
    • Ex: red blood cell clot
  59. trache/o
    • trachea; windpipe
    • Ex: tracheotomy
    • Ex: incision of the windpipe.
  60. umbilic/o
    • navel (belly button)
    • Ex: umbilical
    • Ex: pertaining to the navel.
  61. ur/o
    • urine; urinary tract
    • Ex: urology
    • Ex: the study of urine
  62. ventr/o
    • front
    • Ex: ventral
    • Ex: pertaining to the front of the body.
  63. vertebr/o
    • vertebrae, backbone
    • Ex: vertebral
    • Ex: pertaining to the vertebrae.
  64. viscer/o
    • internal organs
    • Ex: visceral
    • Ex: pertaining to the internal organs.

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