Root words medical terminology

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Root words medical terminology
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  1. abdomin/o or lapar/o
    abdomen

    • abdominal
    • laparoscopy
  2. acr/o
    extremity or topmost

    • acrodynia
    • acrophobia
  3. aden/o
    gland

    adenoma
  4. aer/o
    air or gas

    aerobic
  5. arthr/o
    joint

    arthrodesis
  6. carcin/o
    cancer

    carcinogenic
  7. cardi/o
    heart

    cardiologist
  8. angi/o, vas/o or vascul/o
    vessel

    • angioplasty
    • vasectomy
    • vascular
  9. cephal/o
    head

    cephalic
  10. col/o or colon/o
    colon (large intestine)

    • colostomy
    • colonoscopy
  11. crin/o
    to screte

    endocrinology
  12. cyan/o
    blue

    cyanotic
  13. cyt/o
    cell

    cytology
  14. derm/o, dermat/o or cutane/o
    skin

    • hypodermic
    • dermatologist
    • cutaneous
  15. enter/o
    small intestine

    enterospasm
  16. erythr/o
    red

    erythrocyte
  17. esophag/o
    esophagus

    esophagitis
  18. estesi/o
    sensation

    anesthesia
  19. fibr/o
    fiber

    fibroma
  20. gastr/o
    stomach

    gastric
  21. gen/o
    origin or production

    carcinogenic
  22. gynec/o
    woman

    gynecology
  23. hem/o or hemat/o
    blood

    • hemolysis
    • hematoma
  24. hepat/o
    liver

    hepatomegaly
  25. hist/o
    tissue

    histogenesis
  26. hydr/o
    water

    hydrophobia
  27. leuk/o
    white

    leukocyte
  28. lip/o
    fat

    lipoid
  29. lith/o
    stone

    lithiasis
  30. melan/o
    black

    melanoma
  31. morph/o
    form

    morphology
  32. my/o or muscul/o
    muscle

    • myoma
    • muscular
  33. nas/o or rhin/o
    nose

    • nasal
    • rhinitis
  34. necr/o
    death

    necrosis
  35. nephr/o or ren/o
    kidney

    • nephrectomy
    • renal
  36. neur/o
    nerve

    neuritis
  37. onc/o
    tumor or mass

    oncology
  38. or/o
    mouth

    oral
  39. orth/o
    straight, normal or correct

    orthopedic
  40. oste/o
    bone

    osteogenic
  41. path/o
    disease

    pathology
  42. ped/o
    child or foot

    • pediatrics
    • pedal
  43. phagi/o
    eat or swallow

    phagocyte
  44. phas/o
    speech

    dysphasia
  45. phob/o
    exaggerated fear or sensitivity

    • hydrophobia
    • photophobia
  46. plas/o
    formation

    dysplasia
  47. pneum/o or pneumon/o
    air or lung

    • pneumogram
    • pneumonitis
  48. psych/o
    mind

    psychiatry
  49. py/o
    pus

    pyorrhea
  50. scler/o
    hard

    sclerosis
  51. son/o
    sound

    sonic
  52. sten/o
    narrow

    stenosis
  53. therm/o
    heat

    thermometer
  54. tox/o or toxic/o
    poison

    • toxemia
    • toxicology
  55. troph/o
    nourishment or development

    hypertrophy
  56. ur/o or urin/o
    urine

    • urology
    • urinary

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