Chapter 1

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Chapter 1
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  1. actin(o)
    light
  2. aer(o)
    air; gas
  3. alge, alges(i), algio, algo
    pain
  4. andro
    masculine
  5. ather(o)
    plaque; fatty substance
  6. bacteri(o)
    bacteria
  7. bar(o)
    weight; pressure
  8. bas(o), basi(o)
    base
  9. bio
    life
  10. blasto
    immature cells
  11. calc(o), calci(o)
    calcium
  12. carcin(o)
    cancer
  13. chem(o)
    chemical
  14. chlor(o)
    chlorine, green
  15. chondri(o), chondr(o)
    cartilage, grainy, gritty
  16. chrom(o), chromat(o)
    color
  17. chrono
    time
  18. cry(o)
    cold
  19. crypt(o)
    hidden; obscure
  20. cyan(o)
    blue
  21. cycl(o)
    circle; cycle; ciliary body
  22. cyst(o), cysti
    bladder, cyst, cystic duct
  23. cyt(o)
    cell
  24. dextr(o)
    right, toward the right
  25. dips(o)
    thirst
  26. dors(o), dorsi
    back
  27. echo
    reflected sound
  28. electr(o)
    electricity; electric
  29. eosin(o)
    red; rosy
  30. erythr(o)
    red; redness
  31. esthesio
    sensation, perception
  32. etio
    cause
  33. fibr(o)
    fiber
  34. fluor(o)
    light; luminous; fluorine
  35. fungi
    fungus
  36. galact(o)
    milk
  37. gen(o)
    producing; being born
  38. gero, geront(o)
    old age
  39. gluco
    glucose
  40. glyco
    sugars
  41. gonio
    angle
  42. granul(o)
    granular
  43. gyn(o), gyne, gyneco
    women
  44. home(o), homo
    same; constant
  45. hydr(o)
    hydrogen, water
  46. hypn(o)
    sleep
  47. iatr(o)
    physician; treatment
  48. immun(o)
    safe; immune
  49. kinesi(o), kineso
    motion
  50. lact(o), lacti
    milk
  51. latero
    lateral, to one side
  52. leuk(o)
    white
  53. lip(o)
    fat
  54. lith(o)
    stone
  55. log(o)
    speech, words, thought
  56. macr(o)
    large; long
  57. medi(o)
    middle; medial plane
  58. meg(a), megal(o)
    large; million
  59. melan(o)
    black; dark
  60. mes(o)
    middle; median
  61. micr(o)
    small; one-millionth; tiny
  62. mio
    smaller; less
  63. morph(o)
    structure; shape
  64. narco
    sleep; numbness
  65. necr(o)
    death; dying
  66. nocti
    night
  67. nucle(o)
    nucleus
  68. nyct(o)
    night
  69. oncho, onco
    tumor
  70. orth(o)
    straight; normal
  71. oxy
    sharp; acute; oxygen
  72. path(o)
    disease
  73. phago
    eating; devouring; swallowing
  74. pharmaco
    drugs; medicine
  75. phon(o)
    sound; voice; speech
  76. phot(o)
    light
  77. physi, physio
    physical; natural
  78. plasma, plasmo
    formative; plasma
  79. pseud(o)
    false
  80. pyo
    pus
  81. pyreto
    fever
  82. pyro
    fever; fire; heat
  83. radio
    radiation; x-ray; radius
  84. salping(o)
    tube
  85. schiz(o)
    split; division
  86. scler(o)
    hardness; hardening
  87. scolio
    crooked; bent
  88. somat(o)
    body
  89. somn(o), somni
    sleep
  90. sono
    sound
  91. spasmo
    spasm
  92. spher(o)
    round; spherical
  93. spir(o)
    breath; breathe
  94. staphyl(o)
    grapelike clusters
  95. steno
    narrowness
  96. strepto
    twisted chains; streptococci
  97. styl(o)
    peg-shaped
  98. syring(o)
    tube
  99. terato
    monster (as a malformed fetus)
  100. therm(o)
    heat
  101. tono
    tension; pressure
  102. top(o)
    place; topical
  103. tox(i), toxico, toxo
    poison; toxin
  104. tropho
    food; nutrition
  105. vivi
    life
  106. xeno
    stranger
  107. xer(o)
    dry
  108. zo(o)
    life

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