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  1. abdomin/o
    abdomen
  2. acanth/o
    spiny; thorny
  3. acetabul/o
    acetabulum (hip socket)
  4. acous/o
    hearing
  5. acr/o
    extremities; top; extreme point
  6. acromi/o
    acromion (extension of shoulder bone)
  7. actin/o
    light
  8. acu/o
    sharp; severe sudden
  9. aden/o
    gland
  10. adenoid/o
    adenoids
  11. adip/o
    fat
  12. adren/o
    adrenal/o
    adrenal gland
  13. aer/o
    air
  14. agglutin/o
    clumping; sticking together
  15. alb/o
    albin/o
    white
  16. albumin/o
    albumin (protein)
  17. alges/o
    sensitivity to pain
  18. all/o
    other
  19. aveol/o
    aveolus; air sac; small space
  20. ambly/o
    dim; dull
  21. amni/o
    amnion (sac surrounding the embryo)
  22. amyl/o
    starch
  23. andr/o
    male
  24. aneurysm/o
    aneurysm (widened blood vessel)
  25. angi/o
    vessel (blood)
  26. anis/o
    unequal
  27. ankyl/o
    stiff
  28. anter/o
    front
  29. anthrac/o
    coal
  30. anthr/o
    antrum of the stomach
  31. anxi/o
    uneasy; anxious
  32. aort/o
    aorta (largest artery)
  33. aphth/o
    ulcer
  34. aponeur/o
    aponeurosis (type of tendon)
  35. append/o
    appendic/o
    appendix
  36. aque/o
    water
  37. arter/o
    arteri/o
    artery
  38. arteriol/o
    arteriole (small artery)
  39. arthr/o
    articul/o
    joint
  40. asbest/o
    asbestos
  41. atel/o
    incomplete
  42. ather/o
    plaque (fatty substance)
  43. atri/o
    atrium (upper heart chamber)
  44. audi/o
    audit/o
    hearing
  45. aur/o
    auricul/o
    ear
  46. axill/o
    armpit
  47. azot/o
    urea; nitrogen
  48. bacill/o
    bacilli (bacterial)
  49. bacteri/o
    bacteria
  50. balan/o
    glans penis
  51. bar/o
    pressure; weight
  52. bartholin/o
    bartholin glands
  53. bas/o
    base; opposite of acid
  54. bi/o
    life
  55. bilirubin/o
    bilirun
  56. blephar/o
    eyeid
  57. bol/o
    cast; throw
  58. brachi/o
    arm
  59. bronch/o
    bronchi/o
    bronchial tube
  60. bronchiol/o
    bronchiole
  61. bucc/o
    cheek
  62. bunion/o
    bunion
  63. burs/o
    bursa (sac of fluid near joints)
  64. byssin/o
    cotton dust
  65. cac/o
    bad
  66. calc/o
    calci/o
    calcium
  67. cali/o
    calic/o
    calyx
  68. capillar/o
    capillary (tiniest blood vessel)
  69. carcin/o
    cancerous; cancer
  70. cardi/o
    heart
  71. carp/o
    wristbones (carpal)
  72. caud/o
    tail; lower part of body
  73. caus/o
    burn; burning
  74. cauter/o
    heat; burn
  75. cec/o
    cecum
  76. celi/o
    belly; abdomen
  77. cephal/o
    head
  78. cerebell/o
    cerebellum (posterior part of the brain)
  79. cec/o
    hernia
  80. cerebr/o
    cerebrum (largest part of the brain)
  81. cerumin/o
    cerumen
  82. cervic/o
    neck; cervix (neck of uterus)
  83. cheil/o
    lip
  84. chem/o
    drug; chemical
  85. chir/o
    hand
  86. chlor/o
    green
  87. chlorhydr/o
    hydrochloric acid
  88. chol/e
    bile; gall
  89. cholang/o
    bile vessel
  90. cholecyst/o
    gallbladder
  91. choledoch/o
    common bile duct
  92. cholesterol/o
    cholesterol
  93. chondr/o
    cartilage
  94. chore/o
    dance
  95. chori/o
    chorion (outermost membrane of the fetus)
  96. chorion/o
    chorion
  97. choroid/o
    choroid layer of the eye
  98. chrom/o
    color
  99. chron/o
    time
  100. chym/o
    to pour
  101. cib/o
    meal
  102. cine/o
    movement
  103. cirrh/o
    orange-yellow
  104. cis/o
    to cut
  105. claustr/o
    enclosed space
  106. clavicul/o
    clavicle (collar bone)
  107. coagul/o
    coagulation (clotting)
  108. coccyg/o
    coccyx (tailbone)
  109. cochle/o
    cochlea (inner part of ear)
  110. col/o
    colon/o
    colon (large intestine)
  111. coll/a
    glue
  112. colp/o
    vagina
  113. comat/o
    deep sleep
  114. coni/o
    dust
  115. comi/o
    to care for
  116. conjuctv/o
    conjuctiva (lines the eyelid)
  117. cor/o
    core/o
    pupil
  118. corne/o
    cornea
  119. coron/o
    heart
  120. corpor/o
    body
  121. cortic/o
    cortex, outer region
  122. cost/o
    rib
  123. crani/o
    skull
  124. cras/o
    mixture; temperament
  125. crin/o
    secrete
  126. cry/o
    cold
  127. crypt/o
    hidden
  128. culd/o
    cul-de-sac
  129. cutane/o
    blue
  130. cyan/o
    blue
  131. cycl/o
    ciliary body of eye; circle
  132. cyst/o
    cyt/o
    cell
  133. dacry/o
    tear
  134. dacryoaden/o
    tear gland
  135. dacryocyst/o
    tear sac; lacrimal sac
  136. dactyl/o
    fingers; toes
  137. dem/o
    tooth
  138. derm/o
    dermat/o
    skin
  139. desicc/o
    drying
  140. diaphor/o
    sweat
  141. dipl/o
    double
  142. dips/o
    thirst
  143. dist/o
    far; distant
  144. duct/o
    to lead; carry
  145. dors/o
    back (of body)
  146. duoden/o
    duodenum
  147. dur/o
    dura mater
  148. electr/o
    electricity
  149. emmetr/o
    in due measure
  150. encelphal/o
    brain
  151. enter/o
    intestines (usually small)
  152. end/o
    in; within
  153. eosin/o
    red; rosy; dawn-colored
  154. epididym/o
    epididymis
  155. epiglott/o
    epiglottis
  156. episi/o
    vulva (external female genatalia)
  157. epitheli/o
    skin; epithelium
  158. equin/o
    horse
  159. erg/o
    work
  160. erythem/o
    flushed; redness
  161. erythr/o
    red
  162. esophag/o
    esophagus
  163. esthes/o
    esthesi/o
    nervous sensation
  164. estr/o
    female
  165. ethm/o
    sieve
  166. eti/o
    cause
  167. exanthemat/o
    rash
  168. faci/o
    face
  169. fasci/o
    fascia (membrane surrounding muscles)
  170. femor/o
    femur (thigh bone)
  171. fibr/o
    fiber
  172. fibros/o
    fibrous connective tissue
  173. fibul/o
    fibula
  174. flex/o
    bend
  175. flour/o
    luminous
  176. follicul/o
    follicle; small sac
  177. fung/i
    fungus; mushroom (lower organism lacking chlorophyll)
  178. furc/o
    forking; branching
  179. galact/o
    milk
  180. ganglion/o
    ganglion; collection of nerve cell bodies
  181. gastr/o
    stomach
  182. ger/o
    geront/o
    old age
  183. gest/o
    gester/o
    pregnacy
  184. gingiv/o
    gum
  185. glauch/o
    gray
  186. gil/o
    glial cells; neurological cells (supportive tissue of nervous system)
  187. glomerul/o
    glomerulus
  188. gloss/o
    tongue
  189. gluc/o
    glyc/o
    glycos/o
    glucose; sugar
  190. glycogen/o
    glycogen; animal starch
  191. gnos/o
    knowledge
  192. gon/o
    seed
  193. gonad/o
    sex glands
  194. goni/o
    angle
  195. granul/o
    granule(s)
  196. gravid/o
    pregnacy
  197. gynec/o
    woman; female
  198. hallucin/o
    hallucination
  199. hemat/o
    hem/o
    blood
  200. hemoglobin/o
    hemoglobin
  201. hepat/o
    liver
  202. herni/o
    hernia
  203. herni/o
    state of
  204. hidr/o
    sweat
  205. hist/o
    tissue
  206. home/o
    sameness; unchanging; constant
  207. hormon/o
    hormone
  208. humer/o
    humerus (upper arm bone)
  209. hydr/o
    water
  210. hypn/o
    sleep
  211. hypophys/o
    pituitary gland
  212. hyster/o
    uterus; womb
  213. iatr/o
    physicain; treatment
  214. ichthy/o
    dry; scaly
  215. idi/o
    unknown; distinct; individual
  216. ile/o
    ileum
  217. ili/o
    ilium
  218. immun/o
    immune; protection; safe
  219. inguin/o
    groin
  220. insulin/o
    insulin (pancreatic hormone)
  221. iod/o
    iodine
  222. ion/o
    ion; to wander
  223. ir/o
    irid/o
    iris (colored portion of eye)
  224. is/o
    same; equal
  225. isch/o
    hold back
  226. ischi/o
    ischium (part of hip bone)
  227. jaund/o
    yellow
  228. jejun/o
    jejunum
  229. kary/o
    nucleus
  230. kerat/o
    cornea; hard horny tissue
  231. ket/o
    keton/o
    ketones; acetones
  232. kines/o
    kinesi/o
    movement
  233. klept/o
    to steal
  234. kyph/o
    humpback
  235. labi/o
    lip
  236. lacrim/o
    tear duct; lacrimal duct
  237. lact/o
    milk
  238. lamin/o
    lamina (part of vertbal arch)
  239. lapar/o
    abdominal wall
  240. laryng/o
    (larynx) voice box
  241. later/o
    side
  242. lept/o
    thin; slender
  243. leth/o
    death
  244. leuk/o
    white
  245. lex/o
    word; phrase
  246. ligment/o
    ligament
  247. lingu/o
    tongue
  248. lip/o
    fat
  249. lith/o
    stone; calclus
  250. lob/o
    lobe
  251. log/o
    study of
  252. lord/o
    curve; swayback
  253. lumb/o
    lower back; loin
  254. lute/o
    yellow
  255. lux/o
    slide
  256. lymph/o
    lymph
  257. limphaden/o
    lymph gland (node)
  258. lymphangi/o
    lymph vessel
  259. malleol/o
    malleous
  260. mamm/o
    mast/o
    breast
  261. mandibul/o
    mandible (lower jaw bone)
  262. mastoid/o
    mastoid process (behind the ear)
  263. maxill/o
    maxilla (upper jaw)
  264. meat/o
    meatus (opening)
  265. medi/o
    middle
  266. mediastin/o
    mediastinum
  267. medull/o
    medulla (inner section) middle; soft, marrow
  268. melan/o
    black
  269. men/o
    menses; menstruation
  270. mening/o
    menings (membranes covering the spinal cord and brain)
  271. ment/o
    mind; chin
  272. metacarp/o
    metacarpals (hand bones)
  273. metatars/o
    metatarsals (foot bones)
  274. metr/o
    uterus (womb) ; measure
  275. metri/o
    utreus (womb)
  276. mi/o
    smaller; less
  277. mon/o
    one; single
  278. morph/o
    shape; form
  279. mort/o
    death
  280. muc/o
    myx/o
    mucus
  281. mucos/o
    mucous membrane (mucosa)
  282. mut/a
    genetic change
  283. mutagen/o
    causing genetic change
  284. my/o
    myom/o
    muscle
  285. myc/o
    fungus
  286. mydr/o
    wide
  287. myel/o
    spinal cord; bone marrow
  288. myocardi/o
    myocardium (heart muscle)
  289. myring/o
    tympanic membrane (eardrum)

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