anatomy etymology

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anatomy etymology
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foreign word roots, prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms
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  1. a-
    without; avascular
  2. ab-
    from; abduct
  3. -ac
    • -akos
    • pertaining to; cardiac
  4. ad-
    to, toward; adduct
  5. aden-
    adeno-
    • adenos
    • gland; adenoid
  6. af-
    • ad
    • toward; afferent
  7. -al
    • -alis
    • pertaining to; brachial
  8. -algia
    • algos
    • pain; neuralgia
  9. ana-
    • ana
    • up, back; anaphase
  10. andro-
    • andros
    • male; androgen
  11. angio-
    • angeion
    • vessel; angiogram
  12. anti-
    • anti
    • against; antibiotic
  13. apo-
    • apo
    • from; apocrine
  14. arachn-
    • arachne
    • spider; arachnoid
  15. arthro-
    • arthros
    • joint; arthroscopy
  16. -asis
    -asia
    state, condition; homeostasis
  17. astro-
    • aster
    • star; astrocyte
  18. atel-
    • ateles
    • imperfect; atelectasis
  19. baro-
    • baros
    • pressure; baroreceptor
  20. bi-
    two; bifurcate
  21. blast-
    -blast
    • blastos
    • precursor; blastocyte
  22. brachi-
    • brachium
    • arm; brachiocephalic
  23. brady-
    • bradys
    • slow; bradycardia
  24. bronch-
    • bronchus
    • windpipe, airway; bronchial
  25. cardi-
    cardio-
    -cardia
    • kardia
    • heart; cardiac
  26. -centesis
    • kentesis
    • puncture; thoracocentesis
  27. cerebro-
    • cerebrum
    • brain; cerebrospinal
  28. chole-
    • chole
    • bile; cholecystitis
  29. chondro-
    • chondros
    • cartilage; chondrocyte
  30. chrom-
    chromo-
    • chroma
    • color; chromatin
  31. circum-
    • circum
    • around; circumduction
  32. -clast
    • klastos
    • broken; osteoclast
  33. coel-
    -coel
    • koila
    • cavity; coelom
  34. contra-
    • contra
    • against, contralateral
  35. cranio-
    • cranium
    • skull; craniosacral
  36. cribr-
    • cribrum
    • sieve; cribriform
  37. -crine
    • krinein
    • to separate; endocrine
  38. cyst-
    -cyst
    • kystis
    • sac; blastocyst
  39. desmo-
    • desmos
    • band; desmosome
  40. di-
    • dis
    • twice; disaccharide
  41. dia-
    • dia
    • through; diameter
  42. diure-
    • diourein
    • to urinate; diuresis
  43. dys-
    painful; dysmenorrhea
  44. -ectasis
    • ektasis
    • expansion; atelectasis
  45. ecto-
    • ektos
    • outside; ectoderm
  46. ef-
    • ex
    • away from; efferent
  47. emmetro-
    • emmetros
    • in proper measure; emmetropia
  48. encephalo-
    • enkephalos
    • brain; encephalitis
  49. end-
    endo-
    • endos
    • inside; endometrium
  50. entero-
    • enteron
    • intestine; enteric
  51. epi-
    • epi
    • on; epimysium
  52. erythema-
    • erytherma
    • flushed (skin); erythematosis
  53. erythro-
    • erythros
    • red; erythrocyte
  54. ex-
    out, away from; exocytosis
  55. ferr-
    • ferrum
    • iron; transferrin
  56. -gen
    -genic
    • gennan
    • to produce, mutagen
  57. genicula-
    • geniculum
    • kneelike structure; geniculate
  58. genio-
    • geneion
    • chin; geniohyoid

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