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Root Words
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2010-09-20 20:26:57
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Medical Coding Root Words
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  1. Cyt/o
    Cell
  2. Hist/o
    tissue
  3. karyl/o
    nucle/o
    nucleus
  4. anteri/o
    anterior, front
  5. caud/o
    tail
  6. crani/o
    cranium (skull)
  7. dist/o
    far, farthest
  8. dors/o
    back (of body)
  9. infer/o
    lower, below
  10. later/o
    side; to one side
  11. medi/o
    middle
  12. poster/o
    back (of body); behind; posterior
  13. proxim/o
    near; nearest
  14. ventr/o
    belly; belly side
  15. Adip/o
    Lip/o
    Fat
  16. Steat/o
    Cutane/o
    Dermat/o
    Derm/o
    Skin
  17. Hidr/o
    Sudor/o
    Sweat
  18. ichthy/o
    dry, scaly
  19. Kerat/o
    horny tissue; hard; cornea
  20. melan/o
    black
  21. myc/o
    fungus (plural, fungi)
  22. Onych/o
    Ungu/o
    Nail
  23. Pil/o
    Trich/o
    hair
  24. scler/o
    hardening; sclera (white of the eye)
  25. seb/o
    sebum, sebaceous
  26. squam/o
    scale
  27. xen/o
    foreign, strange
  28. xer/o
    dry
  29. aden/o
    gland
  30. nid
    nest
  31. Py/o
    pus
  32. phoresis
    carrying, transmission
  33. hidr/o
    sweat
  34. hydr/o
    water
  35. cry/o
    cold
  36. trache/o
    trachea (windpipe)
  37. splen/o
    spleen

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