medical terminology

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medical terminology
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  1. narc/o
    numbness; stupor; sleep
  2. nas/o
    nose
  3. nat/i
    birth
  4. natr/o
    sodium
  5. necr/o
    death
  6. nect/o
    bind, tie, connect
  7. nephr/o
    kidney
  8. neur/o
    nerve
  9. neutr/o
    neither; neutral; neutrophil
  10. nid/o
    nest
  11. noct/o
    night
  12. norm/o
    rule; order
  13. nos/o
    disease
  14. nucle/o
    nucleus
  15. nyct/o
    night
  16. obsteric/o
    pregnacy; childbirth
  17. ocul/o
    eye
  18. odont/o
    tooth
  19. odyn/o
    pain
  20. olecran/o
    olecranon (elbow)
  21. olig/o
    scanty
  22. om/o
    shoulder
  23. omphal/o
    umbilicus (navel)
  24. onc/o
    tumor
  25. onych/o
    nail (of fingers of toes)
  26. o/o
    egg
  27. oophor/o
    ovary
  28. ophthalm/o
    eye
  29. opt/o
    optic/o
    eye; vision
  30. or/o
    mouth
  31. orch/o
    orchi/o
    orchid/o
    testis
  32. orth/o
    straight
  33. ossicul/o
    ossicle (small bone)
  34. oste/o
    bone
  35. ot/o
    ear
  36. ov/o
    ovul/o
    egg
  37. ovari/o
    ovary
  38. ox/o
    oxygen
  39. oxysm/o
    sudden
  40. palat/o
    heavy/thick
  41. pancreat/o
    pancreas
  42. papill/o
    nipple like optic disk
  43. parathyroid/o
    parathyroid glands
  44. patell/o
    patella
  45. path/o
    disease
  46. pecotor/o
    chest
  47. ped/o
    child
  48. pelv/o
    pelvis
  49. pend/o
    hang
  50. pen/o
    penis
  51. perine/o
    pernieum
  52. peritone/o
    peritoneum
  53. perone/o
    fibula
  54. phac/o
    phak/o
    lens of eye
  55. phalang/o
    penis
  56. phall/o
    penis
  57. pharmac/o
    pharmaceut/o
    drug
  58. pharyng/o
    (throat) pharynx
  59. phas/o
    speech
  60. phe/o
    dusky; dark
  61. phil/o
    like; love; attraction
  62. p
  63. phim/o
    muzzle
  64. phleb/o
    vein
  65. phob/o
    fear
  66. phor/o
    to bear
  67. phot/o
    light
  68. phren/o
    diaphragm (mind)
  69. physi/o
    nature; function
  70. phyt/o
    plant
  71. pil/o
    hair
  72. pineal/o
    pineal gland
  73. pituitar/o
    pituitary gland
  74. plant/o
    sole of the feet
  75. plas/o
    development; formation; growth
  76. ple/o
    more; many; varied
  77. pleur/o
    pleura
  78. plex/o
    plexus; network (of nerves)
  79. pneum/o
    pneumon/o
    lung; air; gas
  80. pod/o
    foot
  81. poikil/o
    varied; irregular
  82. pol/o
    extreme
  83. pylop/o
    polyp; small growth
  84. pont/o
    pons (a part of the brain)
  85. poster/o
    back (of body); behind
  86. presby/o
    old age
  87. proct/o
    anus and rectum
  88. prostat/o
    prostate; gland
  89. prot/o
    first
  90. prote/o
    protein
  91. proxim/o
    near
  92. prurit/o
    itching
  93. pseud/o
    false
  94. psych/o
    mind
  95. pulmon/o
    lung
  96. pupill/o
    pupil (dark center of the eye)
  97. purul/o
    py/o
    pus
  98. pyel/o
    renal pelvis
  99. pylor/o
    pylorus; pyloric sphincter
  100. pyret/o
    pyrex/o
    fever
  101. rachi/o
    spinal column; vertebrae
  102. radi/o
    x-rays; radioactivity; radius (lateral lower arm bone)
  103. radicul/o
    nerve root
  104. rect/o
    rectum
  105. ren/o
    kidney
  106. reticul/o
    network
  107. retin/o
    retina
  108. rhabdomy/o
    striated (skeletal) muscle
  109. rheumat/o
    watery flow
  110. rhin/o
    nose
  111. rhytid/o
    wrinkle
  112. roetgen/o
    x-rays
  113. rrhythm/o
    rhythm
  114. sacr/o
    sacrum
  115. salping/o
    fallopian tube; auditory (eustachian) tube
  116. sarc/o
    flesh (connective tissue)
  117. scapul/o
    scapula (shoulder bone)
  118. schiz/o
    split
  119. scirrh/o
    hard
  120. scler/o
    sclera (white of eye); hard
  121. scoli/o
    crooked; heart
  122. scot/o
    darkness
  123. seb/o
    sebace/o
    sebum
  124. sect/o
    to cut
  125. seps/o
    infection
  126. sial/o
    saliva
  127. sialaden/o
    salivary gland
  128. sider/o
    iron
  129. sigmoid/o
    sigmoid colon
  130. silic/o
    glass
  131. sinus/o
    sinus
  132. somat/o
    body
  133. somn/o
    sleep
  134. son/o
    sound
  135. sperm/o
    spermat/o
    spermatozoa; sperm cells
  136. sphen/o
    wedge; sphenoid bone
  137. spher/o
    globe-shaped; round
  138. sphygm/o
    pulse
  139. spin/o
    spine (backbone)
  140. spir/o
    to breathe
  141. splen/o
    spleen
  142. spondyl/o
    vertebra (backbone)
  143. squam/o
    scale
  144. sphygm/o
    pulse
  145. splanchn/o
    viscera (internal organs)
  146. staped/o
    stapes (middle ear bone)
  147. staphyl/o
    clusters; uvula
  148. steat/o
    fat, sebum
  149. sten/o
    narrowing
  150. ster/o
    solid structure
  151. stern/o
    sternum (breastbone)
  152. stere/o
    solid; three-dimensional
  153. steth/o
    chest
  154. stomat/o
    mouth
  155. strept/o
    twisted chains
  156. styl/o
    pole or stake
  157. submaxill/o
    mandible (lower jaw bone)
  158. syncop/o
    to cut off; cut short; faint
  159. synov/o
    synovia; synovial membrane; sheath around a tendon
  160. syring/o
    tube
  161. tars/o
    tarsus; hindfoot or ankle (7 bones between the foot and the leg)
  162. tax/o
    order; coordination
  163. tel/o
    complete
  164. tele/o
    distant
  165. ten/o
    tendin/o
    tendon
  166. terat/o
    monster (malformed fetus)
  167. test/o
    testis (testicle)
  168. thalam/o
    thalamus
  169. thalass/o
    sea
  170. the/o
    put; place
  171. thec/o
    sheath
  172. thel/o
    nipple
  173. therapeut/o
    treatment
  174. therm/o
    heat
  175. thorac/o
    chest
  176. thromb/o
    clot
  177. thym/o
    thymus gland
  178. thry/o
    thyroid gland; shield
  179. thyroid/o
    thyroid gland
  180. tibi/o
    tibia (shin bone)
  181. toc/o
    labor; birth
  182. tom/o
    to cut
  183. ton/o
    tension
  184. tone/o
    to stretch
  185. tonsill/o
    tonsil
  186. top/o
    place; position; location
  187. tox/o
    toxic/o
    poison
  188. trachea/o
    trachea (windpipe)
  189. trich/o
    hair
  190. trigon/o
    trigone (area within the bladder)
  191. troph/o
    nourishment; development
  192. tympan/o
    tympanic membrane (eardrum); middle ear
  193. uln/o
    ulna (ulna medial lower arm bone)
  194. umbilic/o
    umbilicus (navel)
  195. ungu/o
    nail
  196. ur/o
    urine; urinary tract
  197. ureter/o
    ureter
  198. urethr/o
    urethra
  199. urin/o
    urine
  200. uter/o
    uterus (womb)
  201. uve/o
    uvea, vascular layer of eye (iris, choroid, ciliary body)
  202. uvul/o
    uvula
  203. vag/o
    vagus nerve
  204. vagin/o
    vagina
  205. valv/o
    valvul/o
    valve
  206. varic/o
    varicose veins
  207. vas/o
    vessel; duct; vas deferns
  208. vascul/o
    vessel (blood)
  209. ven/o
    ven/i
    vein
  210. vener/o
    veneral disease
  211. ventr/o
    belly side of body
  212. ventricul/o
    ventricle (o heart or brain)
  213. venul/o
    venule (small vein)
  214. vertebr/o
    vertebra (backbone)
  215. vesic/o
    urinary bladder
  216. vestibul/o
    vestible of the inner ear
  217. vesticul/o
    seminal vesicle
  218. viscer/o
    internal organ
  219. vit/o
    life
  220. vitr/o
    vitreous body ( of the eye)
  221. vitre/o
    glass
  222. viv/o
    life
  223. vol/o
    roll
  224. vulv/o
    vulva (female external genitalia)
  225. xanth/o
    yellow
  226. xen/o
    stranger
  227. xer/o
    dry
  228. xiph/o
    sword
  229. zo/o
    animal life

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