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  1. aden/o
    gland
  2. arthr/o
    joint
  3. bi/o
    life
  4. carcin/o
    cancerous, cancer
  5. cardi/o
    heart
  6. cephal/o
    head
  7. cerebr/o
    cerebrum (largest part of brain)
  8. cis/o
    to cut
  9. crin/o
    to secrete (to form and give off)
  10. cyst/o
    urinary bladder (a sac or a cyst (sac contaning fluid)
  11. cyt/o
    cell
  12. derm/o
    dermat/o
    skin
  13. electr/o
    electricity
  14. encephl/o
    brain
  15. enter/o
    intestines (usually small)
  16. erythr/o
    red
  17. gastr/o
    stomach
  18. glyc/o
    sugar
  19. gnos
    knowledge
  20. gyneco
    female, woman
  21. hemat/o
    hemo/o
    blood
  22. hepat/o
    liver
  23. iatr/o
    treatment /physician
  24. leuk/o
    white
  25. log/o
    study of
  26. nephr/o
    kidney
  27. neur/o
    nerve
  28. onc/
    tumor
  29. ophthalm/o
    eye
  30. oste/o
    bone
  31. path/o
    disease
  32. ped/o
    child
  33. psych/o
    mind
  34. radi/o
    x-rays
  35. ren/o
    kidneys
  36. rhin/o
    nose
  37. sarc/o
    flesh
  38. sect/o
    to cut
  39. thromb/o
    clot, clotting
  40. ur/o
    urinary tract, urine
  41. abdomin/o
    abdomen
  42. adip/o
    fat
  43. anter/o
    front
  44. bol/o
    to cast (throw)
  45. cervic/o
    neck (of the body or of the uterus)
  46. chondr/o
    cartilage (type of connective tissue)
  47. chrom/o
    color
  48. coccyg/o
    coccyx (tailbone)
  49. cr
  50. crani/o
    skull
  51. cyt/o
    cell
  52. dist/o
    far, distant
  53. dors/o
    back portion of the body
  54. hist/o
    tissue
  55. ili/o
    ilium (part of the pelvic bone)
  56. inguin/o
    groin
  57. kary/o
    nucleus
  58. later/
    side
  59. lumb/o
    lower back (side between the ribs and the pelvic)
  60. medi/o
    middle
  61. nucle/o
    nucleus
  62. pelv/i
    pelvis, hip region
  63. poster/o
    back, behind
  64. proxim/o
    nearest
  65. sacr/o
    sacrum
  66. sarc/o
    flesh
  67. spin/o
    spine, backbone
  68. thel/o
    nipple
  69. thorac
    chest
  70. trache/o
    trachea, windpipe
  71. umbilic/o
    navel, umbilicus
  72. ventr/o
    belly side of the body (front)
  73. vet
  74. vertebr/o
    • vertabra(e)
    • backbone(s)
  75. viscer/o
    internal organs
  76. acr/o
    extremities, top extreme point
  77. acu/o
    sharp, severe, sudden
  78. am
  79. ni
  80. amni/o
    amnion (sac surrounding the embryo in the uterus)
  81. angi/o
    vessel
  82. axill/o
    armpit
  83. blephar/o
    eyelid
  84. hepat/o
    liver
  85. hydr/o
    water, fluid
  86. isch/o
    to hold back
  87. lapar/o
    abdomen, abdominal wall
  88. laryng/o
    larynx (voice box)
  89. lymph/o
    lymph a clear fluid that bathes tissue spaces, is contained in special lymph vessels and nodes throughout the body
  90. mamm/o
    mast/o
    breast
  91. morph/o
    shape, form
  92. muc/o
    mucus
  93. my/o
    muscle
  94. myel/o
    spinal cord, bone marrow
  95. necr/o
    death (of cells or whole body)
  96. nephr/o
    kidney
  97. neutr/o
    neutrophil ( a white blood cell)
  98. carp/o
    wrist bones
  99. cib/o
    meals
  100. cost/o
    rib
  101. cutane
    skin
  102. dactyl/o
    fingers, toes
  103. duct/o
    to lead, carry
  104. flex/o
    to bend
  105. furc/o
    forkening, branching
  106. gloss/o
    tomgue
  107. immun/o
    protection
  108. nat/i
    birth
  109. mort/o
    death
  110. nect/o
    to tie, bind, connect
  111. norm
    rule, order
  112. ox/o
    oxygen
  113. pub/o
    pubis (pubic bone); anterior portion of the pelvic or hipbone
  114. seps/o
    infection
  115. somn/o
    sleep
  116. son/o
    sound
  117. the/o
    to put, place
  118. thel/o
    nipple
  119. thry/o
    thyroid gland; sheild the shape of the thyroid gland resembled [-oid]
  120. top/o
    place, position, location
  121. tox/o
    poison
  122. ur
  123. urethr/o
    urethra
  124. an
  125. an/o
    anus
  126. append/o
    appendic/o
    appendix
  127. bucc/o
    cheek
  128. cec/o
    cecum
  129. celi/o
    belly, abdomen
  130. cheil/o
    lip
  131. cholecyst/o
    gallbladder
  132. choledoch/o
    common bile duct
  133. col/o
    colon, large intestine
  134. dent/i
    tooth
  135. duoden
    duodenum
  136. esophag/o
    esophagus
  137. faci/o
    face
  138. gingiv/o
    gums
  139. jejun/o
    jejunum
  140. labi/o
    lip
  141. lingu/o
    tongue
  142. mandibul/o
    lower jaw, mandible
  143. odont/o
    tooth
  144. or/o
    mouth
  145. palat/o
    palate
  146. pancreat/o
    pancreas
  147. peritone/o
    peritoneum
  148. pharyng/o
    throat
  149. proct/o
    anus and rectum
  150. pylor/o
    pyloric sphincter
  151. rect/o
    rectum
  152. sialaden/o
    salivary gland
  153. sigmoid/o
    sigmoid colon
  154. stomat/o
    mouth
  155. uvul/o
    uvula
  156. cec/o
  157. cali/o
    calic/o
    calyx (calix)
  158. glomerul/o
    glomerulus
  159. meat/o
    meatus
  160. pyel/o
    renal pelvis
  161. trigon/o
    trigon (region of the bladder)
  162. ureter/o
    ureter
  163. urethr/o
    urethra
  164. albumin/o
    albumin (a protein in the blood)
  165. vesic/o
    urinary bladder
  166. azot/o
    nitrogen
  167. bacteri/o
    bacteria
  168. dips/o
    thirst
  169. kal/o
    potassium
  170. keto/keton/o
    ketone bodies
  171. lith/o
    stone
  172. natr/o
    sodium
  173. noct/o
    night
  174. olig/o
    scanty
  175. py/o
    pus
  176. -poietin
    a substance that forms
  177. -tripsy
    crushing
  178. -uria
    urination; urine condition
  179. chori/o
    chorion/o
    chorion
  180. colp/o
    vagina
  181. culd/o
    cul-de-sac
  182. episi/o
    vulva
  183. galact/o
    milk
  184. hyster/o
    uterus, womb
  185. lact/o
    milk
  186. men
    menses, menstruation
  187. metr/o
    metri/o
    uterus
  188. obstetr/o
    pregnacy, childbirth
  189. o/o
    ov/o
    ovul/o
    egg
  190. oophor/o
    ovary
  191. ovari/o
    ovary
  192. va
  193. vagin/o
    vagina
  194. vulv/o
    vulva
  195. andr/o
    male
  196. balan/o
    penis
  197. cry/o
    cold
  198. crypt/o
    hidden
  199. epididym/o
    epididymis
  200. gon/o
    seed
  201. orch/o
    orchi/o
    orchid/o
    • testis
    • testicle
  202. pen/o
    penis
  203. prostat/o
    prostate
  204. semin/i
    semen, seed
  205. sperm/o
    spermat/o
    spermatozoa, semen
  206. tera/o
    monster
  207. test/o
    testis, testicles
  208. varic/o
    varicose veins
  209. vas/o
    vessel duct; vas deferens
  210. zo/o
    animal life

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