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  1. ab-
    away from, not
  2. acoustic-
    hearing
  3. acro-
    extremeties
  4. aden-
    gland
  5. adnexa-
    adrenal
  6. adreno-
    adrenal
  7. aer-
    air
  8. -algia
    painful condition, pain
  9. alveoli-
    cavity
  10. ameb-
    change
  11. an-, a-
    without, not
  12. angi-
    vessel
  13. ante-
    before
  14. anti-
    vessel
  15. anti-
    against
  16. antr-
    cavity
  17. appendic-
    appendix
  18. arter-
    artery
  19. arthr-
    joint
  20. astenia-
    weakness
  21. astr-
    star shaped
  22. aur-
    ear
  23. auto-
    self
  24. cheir-
    hand
  25. chole-
    bile
  26. basi-
    base
  27. benign
    mild, not cancerous
  28. bi-
    two, double, both
  29. bili-
    bile
  30. blephar-
    eyelid
  31. brady-
    slow
  32. bronch-
    bronchus
  33. bucco-
    cheek
  34. burso-
    sac
  35. celc-
    heel, stone
  36. cantho-
    angel at the end of the eyelid
  37. carcin-
    cancer
  38. cardi-
    heart
  39. caudo-
    tail
  40. cec-
    blind passage
  41. -cele
    hernia
  42. celio-
    abdomen
  43. -centesis
    puncture
  44. cephal-
    head
  45. cerebr-
    brain
  46. cervic-
    neck
  47. cheil-
    lip
  48. dent-
    teeth
  49. dermat-
    skin
  50. chondr-
    cartilage
  51. celia-
    eyelash
  52. cine-
    move
  53. col-
    colon
  54. colla-
    glue
  55. colpo-
    hollow, vagina
  56. contra-
    against, counter
  57. cor
    heart
  58. corne-
    horny
  59. cost-
    rib
  60. crani-
    skull
  61. -crine
    to secrete
  62. cryo-
    cold
  63. cut-
    skin
  64. cyan-
    blue
  65. cyst-
    sac containing fluid, bladder
  66. cyt-
    cell
  67. dacry-
    tear
  68. dactyl-
    finger, toe
  69. dendr-
    tree, branching
  70. -esthesia
    sensation
  71. ex-
    out, away from
  72. fistul-
    pipe
  73. -desis
    binding, fixation
  74. digit
    finger toe
  75. dors-
    back
  76. duodeno-
    duodenum
  77. dura
    hard
  78. dyn-
    pain
  79. dynamo-
    power
  80. dys-
    bad
  81. -ectasis
    expansion
  82. ectomy-
    surgical removal of all or part of
  83. edema-
    swelling
  84. -emisis
    vomiting
  85. en-
    in
  86. encephal-
    brain
  87. end-
    inside, within
  88. enter-
    intestines
  89. ependym-
    wrapping
  90. epi-
    upon, in addition to
  91. erthro-
    red
  92. esophag-
    esophagus
  93. hormone
    excite
  94. hydro-
    water
  95. hyper-
    above, more than normal
  96. hypno-
    sleep
  97. furca-
    fork-shaped
  98. gangli-
    swelling
  99. gastro-
    stomach
  100. germin-
    twin
  101. gen-
    original
  102. gingiv-
    gum
  103. glom-
    ball
  104. glosso-
    tongue
  105. glyco-
    sweet
  106. grad-
    walk, take steps
  107. -gram
    record
  108. gran-
    grain, particle
  109. gravid
    pregnant
  110. hallux-
    big toe, great toe
  111. helio-
    sun
  112. hem(at)-
    blood
  113. hemi-
    half
  114. hepat-
    liver
  115. histo-
    tissue
  116. leio-
    smooth
  117. leuk-
    white
  118. lien-
    spleen
  119. lig-
    ligament
  120. lingua-
    tongue
  121. hypo-
    under
  122. hyster-
    uterus, womb
  123. -iasis
    condition
  124. ile-
    ileum
  125. ili=
    ilium
  126. infra-
    beneath
  127. inter-
    between
  128. intra-
    within
  129. iris
    rainbow
  130. iso- 
    equal
  131. -itis
    inflammation
  132. kerat-
    horny
  133. labi-
    lip
  134. lacrim-
    tear
  135. lact-
    milk
  136. lal-
    speech
  137. lepar-
    abdominal wall
  138. laryng-
    larnyx
  139. later-
    side
  140. mening-
    membrane
  141. ment-
    membrane
  142. meabol(e)-
    change
  143. metro-
    uterus
  144. micro-
    small
  145. lip-
    fat
  146. lith-
    stone
  147. lobo-
    loins
  148. -lysis
    loosening, destruction
  149. macro-
    large
  150. macul-
    spot
  151. mal-
    bad
  152. -malacia
    soft, softening, soft condition
  153. malign-
    bad
  154. mamm-
    breast
  155. mani-
    madness
  156. mast-
    breast
  157. maxilla-
    upper jaw bone
  158. mechano-
    machine
  159. megal-
    enlarged
  160. melan-
    black
  161. ophthalm
    eye
  162. or-
    mouth
  163. orchid-
    testis
  164. -osis
    any condition
  165. osmo-
    odor
  166. ost-
    bone
  167. -ostomy
    create an opening
  168. my- 
    muscle
  169. myso-
    fungus
  170. myel-
    marrow, spinal cord
  171. miring-
    eardrum
  172. neo-
    new
  173. nephr-
    kidney
  174. neuro-
    nerve
  175. ocul-
    eye
  176. odont-
    tooth
  177. oid-
    like
  178. -ologist
    specialist in the study of
  179. -ology
    the study of
  180. -oma
    tumor
  181. oment-
    covering
  182. onco-
    tumor
  183. onych-
    nail, claw
  184. oophor-
    ovary
  185. phage
    to eat
  186. phak-
    lens
  187. pharmax-
    drug
  188. pharyng-
    pharnyx
  189. phleb-
    veins
  190. phob-
    fear
  191. phon-
    voice, sound
  192. oto-
    ear
  193. -otomy
    cut into, incision into
  194. ovar-
    egg
  195. ovario-
    ovary
  196. palpebr-
    eyelid
  197. pan-
    all
  198. pod-
    foot
  199. para-
    beside, beyond
  200. pariet-
    wall
  201. part-
    labor, bring forth
  202. path-
    disease
  203. pelvi-
    pelvis
  204. -penia
    decrese
  205. phot-
    light
  206. phren-
    mind
  207. physio-
    nature
  208. pilo-
    hair
  209. plak-
    plate
  210. plasia-
    development
  211. plast-
    plastic repair/surgical repair
  212. -plegia
    paralysis
  213. pleur-
    pleura, rib, side
  214. plexus
    braid
  215. pneum-
    lung
  216. poly-
    many
  217. post
    after
  218. peps-
    digest
  219. peri-
    about, around
  220. -pexy
    suspension
  221. prolix-
    offspring
  222. psycho-
    mind
  223. -ptosis
    falling, drooping
  224. ptyal-
    saliva
  225. puer-
    child
  226. pulmon-
    lung
  227. pyle-
    gate
  228. rachi-
    spinal column
  229. pre-
    in front of, before
  230. pro-
    in front of, before
  231. proct-
    anus
  232. sedat-
    quiet, calm
  233. semen
    seed
  234. semi-
    half
  235. sept0
    wall, fence
  236. sinus
    hollow space
  237. somato-
    body
  238. somni-
    sleep
  239. spas-
    pull, draw
  240. radi-
    ray
  241. radic-
    root
  242. ramus
    branch
  243. ren-
    kidney
  244. retr(o)-
    backwards
  245. rhexis
    breakm burst
  246. rhin-
    nose
  247. -rrhaphy
    suture
  248. rug-
    wrinkle, fold, crease
  249. sacro-
    sacrum
  250. salpingo-
    tube
  251. sarc-
    flesh
  252. scirr(h)-
    hard
  253. sclera(a)-
    hard
  254. spasm
    involuntary contraction
  255. sphenic-
    wedge
  256. spiro-
    coil
  257. splen-
    spleen
  258. sondyl-
    spinal column
  259. squam-
    scale
  260. steno-
    narrow, contracted
  261. stoma-
    mouth
  262. strept-
    twist
  263. strict-
    draw tight
  264. sub-
    under
  265. supra-
    above
  266. syn-, sym-
    together
  267. tarso-
    ankle
  268. -scop
    look, observe
  269. tegument
    covering, skin
  270. tens- 
    stretch
  271. thalam-
    inner chamber
  272. thel-
    nipple
  273. therap-
    therapy
  274. therm-
    heat
  275. thorac-
    chest
  276. thromb-
    lump, clot
  277. thyro-
    thyroid
  278. tarso-
    framework of the eyelid
  279. utero-
    uterus
  280. vaso-
    vessel
  281. vesic-
    bladder
  282. vestibule
    entrance
  283. viscero- 
    organ
  284. vuls(e)-
    twitch or pull
  285. -tope
    place
  286. trachel-
    neck
  287. trans-
    through, across
  288. traumat-
    wound
  289. tri-
    three
  290. trich-
    hair
  291. trip-
    rub, friciton
  292. -trophy
    development
  293. tumor
    swelling
  294. turbin-
    shaped like a top
  295. tympan-
    eardrum
  296. umbilic-
    navel
  297. urethr-
    urethra

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