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  1. abdomin-
    adomen
  2. acro-
    extremities; height
  3. aden-
    gland
  4. adip/o
    fat
  5. andr/o
    male
  6. angi/o
    vessel
  7. append/o
    appendage
  8. arteri-
    artery
  9. arthr-
    joint
  10. blephar-
    eyelid
  11. carcin/o
    cancerous
  12. cardi/o
    heart
  13. carp-
    wrist
  14. caud-
    tail
  15. cephal/o
    head
  16. cerebr-, encephal-
    brain
  17. cheil/o-
    lip
  18. chemo-
    pertaining to a chemical
  19. cholecyst/o
    gallbladder
  20. chondr/o-
    cartilage
  21. col/o
    large intestine
  22. costo-
    rib
  23. cutane/o
    skin
  24. crani/o-
    skill, cranium
  25. cyst-
    cyst containing fluid; urinary bladder
  26. cyt-
    cell
  27. cry/o
    cold
  28. dactyl-
    finger
  29. dent/o
    tooth
  30. derm-
    skin
  31. dextro-
    right
  32. digit-
    finger
  33. dors-
    back
  34. epi-
    upon
  35. enter-
    intestines
  36. estr/o
    female
  37. gastr/o
    stomach
  38. gen/o
    to produce
  39. gingiv/o
    gum
  40. gloss
    tongue
  41. glyco-
    sugar, sweet
  42. gnath-
    jaw
  43. gravid-
    pregnant
  44. gynec/o
    women, female
  45. hem-, hemat-
    blood
  46. hepat/o
    liver
  47. hist/o
    tissue
  48. hydro-
    wet, water
  49. hyster
    uterus
  50. ileo
    ileum
  51. irid-
    iris
  52. iso-
    equal
  53. kerat/o-
    cornea/eye; rough/scaly
  54. lamin/o-
    thin flat part (vertebra)
  55. lapar/o-
    abdominal wall
  56. later/o-
    side of
  57. lith/o-
    stone/calculus
  58. lumb-
    lower back
  59. malacia
    softening
  60. mamm-, mast-
    breast
  61. medi-
    middle
  62. meninges
    membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord
  63. metacarp-
    hand bones
  64. metatars-
    foot bones
  65. myelin
    white, liquid, fatty substance surrounding some nerve fibers
  66. myo-
    muscle
  67. myel/o
    spinal cord or bone marrow
  68. myring/o-, tympan/o-
    eardrum
  69. necr/o
    death
  70. nephr/o
    kidney
  71. neur/o
    nerve
  72. noct
    night
  73. ocul/o
    eye
  74. onc-
    tumor
  75. oophor/o
    ovary
  76. ophthalm-
    eye
  77. orth/o
    straight
  78. oste/o
    bone
  79. ot/o
    ear
  80. orexia
    appetite
  81. para
    to bear offspring
  82. paresis
    partial paralisis
  83. partum
    birth; labor
  84. path/o
    disease
  85. ped-, pod-
    foot
  86. pelv-
    pelvic
  87. phagia
    eat; swallow
  88. phasia
    speech
  89. phalang/o
    fingers, toes
  90. pharyng/o
    throat; pharynx
  91. phleb
    vein
  92. phonia
    voice
  93. pneum/o, pulmon/o
    lungs
  94. poiesis
    formation/production
  95. posterio-
    behind
  96. prandial
    meal
  97. procto
    rectum
  98. rhino
    nose
  99. sarc-
    related to the flesh or connective tissue
  100. scirrh/o
    hard
  101. sclera/o
    hardening
  102. scoli/o
    crooked/bent
  103. sinistro-
    left
  104. spasm
    twitching, cramp
  105. spleen/o-
    spleen
  106. spondyl/o
    vertebra
  107. stenosis
    narrowing, stricture
  108. stetho
    chest
  109. stomato
    mouth
  110. tetra-
    four
  111. thermo-
    heat
  112. thorac/o
    chest
  113. thromb-
    clot
  114. trache-
    trachea
  115. trachy-
    rough
  116. uter-
    uterus
  117. vas-
    vessel
  118. ventr/o
    belly side of body
  119. viscer/o
    internal organs
  120. xero-
    dry

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