Medical Roots

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Medical Roots
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  1. The barrier muscle that separates the thorax from the abdominopelvic cavity.
    Diaphragm
  2. Root for chest
    Thorax
  3. Jointed backbone
    Vertebr
  4. Cheek
    Bucc
  5. Back
    Dors
  6. Belly
    Ventr
  7. Cartilage or gristle
    Chondr
  8. The region of the back between the thorax and the pelvis
    Lumbar
  9. To cutt (=-tom)
    Sect (e.g. sect-ion) a piece of something that is the result of cutting.
  10. Arrow
    Sagitt
  11. Crown
    Coron
  12. Middle
    Mesial/Medial (Medial is most commonly used)
  13. Nature or the the nature of living things
    Physi (physiology)
  14. The same
    Home (home-o-stasis) In the same status or equilibrium
  15. Compartment or chamber
    Cell
  16. Cell
    Cyt (cyt-ology)
  17. Matter
    Plasm (cyt-o-plasm or cell matter)
  18. Teeth
    dontic (endo-dontic or inside the teeth)
  19. Body
    Soma (chrom-o-som-e or a colored body)
  20. Colored
    Chrom (chrom-o-som-e or a colored body)
  21. Breakdown
    Lys (lys-o-som-e or a breackdown body)
  22. A 5-carbon sugar
    Rib (poly/rib/o/som/e or a small body containing a 5-carbon sugar)
  23. Bladder
    Vesic (vesic/le or a little bladder)
  24. Tissue or web
    Hist (hist/ology)
  25. Eat
    Phage (macr/o/phage or a big eater)
  26. Fat (=-lip)
    Adipos
  27. Band or sheet
    Fasci (fasci/a or a band or sheet of connective tissue in the body)
  28. Sacle
    Squam (squam/ous)
  29. Skin
    Derm- or Cutan (sub/cutan/eous or below the skin)
  30. Bone
    Oste- or Oss- (oste/o/per/osis) (oss/i/fic/ation or making a bone)
  31. Break
    Clast (oste/o/clast or a bone break)
  32. Connective tissue
    Membran
  33. Neck (also the neck of the uterus)
    Cervic
  34. Sour
    Alkali or Acid
  35. Liver
    Hepar (hepat/o/megaly)
  36. A small sac-like dilation
    Alveolus
  37. A small glass or container
    Ampule
  38. Artery
    Arteri/o
  39. A fluid secreted by the liver
    Bile
  40. Heel bone
    Calcane
  41. Clubfoot
    Talipes
  42. Calcium
    calc/i
  43. The joint between the arm and the hand
    Carpus
  44. The bones joining the leg to the foot (ankle)
    Tarsus (tars/o)
  45. Ribs
    Costa
  46. Pleural
    Lungs
  47. Sac
    Cyst
  48. Digit (fingers or toes)
    Dactyl/o
  49. Good
    Eu- (eu/biotics or good health)
  50. Stomach
    gastr
  51. A small hemorrhagic spot
    Ecchymosis (pl. Ecchymoses)
  52. The bone extending from the pelvis to the knee
    Femor
  53. One of the bones connecting the knee to the foot
    Fibula
  54. The bone extending from the sholder to the elbow
    Humer/o
  55. Dark, pigmented skin
    Melanin
  56. Blood in the stool
    Melena
  57. The combining word for "bones of the hand"
    Meta/carpa (litterally "after the wrist")
  58. Foot
    Pedis (combining form is ped/i or ped/o)
  59. Knee cap (litterally a shallow dish)
    Patella
  60. Finger
    Phalang/o
  61. Spine
    Rach/i
  62. Another word for spine
    Spondyl/o (pronounced spawn-dill) (spondy/litis)
  63. Breastbone
    Sternum, Stern/o (stern/o/tomy)
  64. The larger of the two bones conected the knee to the leg
    Tibia, Tibi/o

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