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  1. abdomino-
    abdomen
  2. adeno-
    gland (any)
  3. albumen-/albumin
    albumin
  4. alveolo-
    Air Sac
  5. andro-
    Man
  6. angio-
    vessel
  7. aorto-
    aorta
  8. appendico-
    appendix
  9. arterio-
    artery
  10. cardio-
    heart
  11. carpo-
    wrist/hand
  12. cephalo-
    head
  13. cerebro-
    brain
  14. cervico-
    cervix/neck
  15. cholangio-
    bile/biliary vessels
  16. chole-
    bile
  17. cholecysto-
    gallbladder
  18. chondro-
    cartilage
  19. arthro-
    joint
  20. atrio-
    atrium/upper chamber of heart
  21. bili-
    bile
  22. blepharo-
    eyelid
  23. broncho-
    bronchus/tube to the lung
  24. bronchiolo-
    bronchiole/small air tube in lung
  25. cyto-
    cell
  26. dento-
    tooth
  27. derm-/dermato-
    skin
  28. duodeno-
    duodenum (part of intestine)
  29. encephalo-
    brain
  30. endocardio-
    lining of heart
  31. endometrio-
    endometrium (lining of uterus)
  32. entero-
    intestine
  33. gastro-
    stomach
  34. gingivo-
    gums
  35. glosso-
    tongue
  36. glycol-
    sugar
  37. gyno-/gynaeco-
    woman
  38. haemo-/haemato-
    blood
  39. hep-/hepato-
    liver
  40. hernio-
    hernia, repture, protrusion
  41. histo-
    tissue
  42. hystero-
    womb
  43. iatro-
    doctor/physician
  44. ileo-
    ileum (part of intestine)
  45. ilio-
    ilium (bone of the pelvis)
  46. immuno-
    immunity
  47. jejuno-
    jejunum (part of the intestine)
  48. laparo-
    abdomen/abdominal wall
  49. laryngo-
    larynx/voice box
  50. leuco-
    white
  51. lipo-
    fat
  52. lith-
    stone
  53. lympho-
    lymphatic, lymph/tissue fluid
  54. lymphadeno-
    lymph gland
  55. lymphangio-
    lymph vessel
  56. mammo-/mastro
    breast
  57. meningo-
    meninges/membrane covering brain & spinal cord
  58. menisco-
    meniscus (knee cartilage)
  59. meno-
    menstration/monthly period
  60. metro-
    womb
  61. myelo-
    marrow/spinal cord
  62. myo-/myos-
    muscle
  63. myocardio-
    myocardium (heart muscle)
  64. myometrio-
    myometrium (muscle of uterus)
  65. myringo-
    ear drum
  66. colo-/colono-
    colon (large intestine)
  67. colpo-
    vagina
  68. corono-
    heart/crown
  69. costo-
    rib
  70. cranio-
    skull containing brain
  71. cysto-
    bladder
  72. oesophago-
    oesophagus (gullet)
  73. onco-
    tumour
  74. oophoro-
    ovary
  75. ophthalmo-
    eye
  76. opto-
    sight/eye
  77. orchio-/orchido-
    testis/male gonad/male gland
  78. osteo-
    bone
  79. oto-
    ear
  80. paedo-
    child
  81. pancreato-
    pancreas/a gland
  82. patho-
    disease
  83. pericardio-
    outer layer of heart (covering of heart)
  84. phago-
    swallow, eat
  85. pharmaco-
    drug
  86. pharyngo-
    pharynx/throat
  87. phlebo-
    vein
  88. pleuro-
    lung
  89. pnoe-
    breathing
  90. pneumo-/pneumono-
    air/gas/lung
  91. procto-
    anus/rectum
  92. prostato-
    prostate/a male gland
  93. pulmono-
    lung
  94. pyo-
    pus
  95. pyro-
    fever
  96. recto-
    rectum
  97. rhino-
    nose
  98. salpingo-
    fallopian/uterine tube
  99. sigmoido-
    sigmoid colon
  100. spleno-
    spleen
  101. steato-
    fat
  102. stoma-stomato-
    mouth
  103. thermo-
    heat
  104. thoraco-
    chest/thorax
  105. thrombo-
    blood clot
  106. thyro-
    thyroid/gland in neck
  107. tonsillo-
    tonsils/lymph gland
  108. tox-/toxico-
    poison
  109. tracheo-
    windpipe/trachea
  110. tympano-
    ear drum
  111. uretero-
    ureter/tube from kidney
  112. nato-
    birth
  113. nephro-
    kidney
  114. neuro-
    nerve
  115. oculo-
    eye
  116. onycho-
    nail
  117. urethro-
    urethra/tube from bladder
  118. utero-
    womb
  119. vaso-
    vessel
  120. veno-
    vein
  121. ventrico-/ventriculo
    ventricle (lower chamber of heart)

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