med term one.txt

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  1. neur/o
    nerve
  2. onc/o
    tumor
  3. electr/o
    electricity
  4. encephal/o
    brain
  5. lapar/o
    abdomen
  6. hem/o, hemat/o
    blood
  7. oste/o
    bone
  8. aden/o
    gland
  9. ophthalm/o
    eye
  10. sarc/o
    flesh (connective) tissue
  11. bi/o
    life
  12. carcin/o
    cancer, cancerous
  13. cardi/o
    heart
  14. cephal/o
    head
  15. crin/o
    secrete
  16. nephr/o
    kidney (use with all suffixes except -al and -gram)
  17. gastr/o
    stomach
  18. gloss/o
    tongue
  19. glyc/o
    sugar
  20. gnos/o
    knowledge
  21. rheumat/o
    flow or watery discharge, fluid
  22. enter/o
    intestines (usually small)
  23. gynec/o
    woman, female
  24. thromb/o
    clotting
  25. cyst/o
    urinary bladder; also a sac of fluid or a cyst
  26. arthr/o
    joint
  27. hepat/o
    liver
  28. cyt/o
    cell
  29. derm/o, dermat/o
    skin
  30. path/o
    disease
  31. psych/o
    mind
  32. erythr/o
    red
  33. latr/o
    treatment
  34. leuk/o
    white
  35. epitheli/o
    skin, surface tissue
  36. coccyg/o
    coccyx, tailbone
  37. anter/o
    front
  38. bronch/o
    bronch/i
    bronchial tubes
  39. cervic/o
    neck of the body or neck (cervix) of the uterus
  40. chondr/o
    cartlidge
  41. crani/o
    skull
  42. thorac/o
    chest
  43. theli/o
    nipple
  44. esophag/o
    esophagus (tube from throat to stomach)
  45. laryng/o
    larynx (voice box)
  46. later/o
    side
  47. lumb/o
    loin (waist)
  48. lymph/o
    lymph (clear fluid in tissue spaces and lymph vessels)
  49. mediastin/o
    mediastinum (space between lungs)
  50. pelv/o
    pelvis
  51. peritone/o
    peritoneum (membrane surrounding the abdomen)
  52. pharyng/o
    pharynx (throat)
  53. pleur/o
    pleura (double membrane that surrounds the lungs)
  54. poster/o
    back, behind
  55. sacr/o
    sacrum (five fused bones in lower back)
  56. spin/o
    spine
  57. thorac/o
    chest
  58. trache/o
    trachea (windpipe)
  59. vertebr/o
    vertebra
  60. rhabdomy/o
    skeletal muscle
  61. mamm/o
    breast (use with -ary, -graphy, -gram, -plasty)
  62. leiomy/o
    visceral muscle
  63. isch/o
    to hold back
  64. inguin/o
    groin (area in which the thigh meets the trunk of the body)
  65. hyster/o
    uterus
  66. fibr/o
    fibrous tissue
  67. cry/o
    cold
  68. col/o
    colon (large intestine or bowel)
  69. chron/o
    time
  70. cholecyst/o
    gallbladder
  71. chem/o
    drug; also chemical
  72. axill/o
    armpit (underarm)
  73. ather/o
    plaque (a yellow, fatty material)
  74. arteri/o
    artery
  75. angi/o
    vessel (usually a blood vessel)
  76. amni/o
    amnion (sac of fluid surrounding the embryo)
  77. mast/o
    breast (use with -ectomy and -itis)
  78. men/o
    menses; month
  79. mening/o
    meninges (membranes around the brain and spinal cord)
  80. my/o
    muscle
  81. myel/o
    spinal cord; bone marrow
  82. necr/o
    death (of cells)
  83. ren/o
    kidney (use with -al and -gram)
  84. oophor/o
    ovary
  85. ot/o
    ear
  86. phleb/o
    vein
  87. pneumon/o
    pulmon/o
    lung
  88. radi/o
    x-rays
  89. salping/o
    fallopian (uterine) tubes
  90. septic/o
    pertaining to infection
  91. tonsill/o
    tonsils
  92. ur/o
    urine or urea; urinary tract
  93. an/o
    anus
  94. carp/o
    carpals (wrist bones)
  95. cis/o
    to cut
  96. cost/o
    ribs
  97. cutane/o
    skin
  98. dur/o
    dura mater (outermost meningeal membrane)
  99. gen/o
    to produce, to begin
  100. glyc/o
    sugar
  101. nat/i
    birth
  102. norm/o
    rule, order
  103. plas/o
    formation, growth, development
  104. scapul/o
    scapula (shoulder blades)
  105. son/o
    sound
  106. thyroid/o
    thyroid gland
  107. top/o
    to put, to place, position
  108. troph/o
    development, nurishment
  109. ven/o
    vein
  110. esthesi/o
    sensation
  111. ger/o
    old age
  112. iatr/o
    treatment
  113. nos/o
    disease
  114. obstetr/o
    midwife
  115. odont/o
    tooth
  116. opt/o
    eye
  117. optic/o
    eye
  118. orth/o
    straight
  119. ped/o
    child
  120. rect/o
    rectum
  121. metr/o
    to measure
  122. comi/o
    to care for
  123. aort/o
    aorta
  124. arteriol/o
    arteriole
  125. coron/o
    heart
  126. venul/o
    venule
  127. append/o
    appendix
  128. colon/o
    colon
  129. duoden/o
    duodenum
  130. ile/o
    ileum
  131. jejun/o
    jejunum
  132. or/o
    mouth
  133. pancreat/o
    pancreas
  134. proct/o
    anus and rectum
  135. rect/o
    rectum
  136. sigmoid/o
    sigmoid colon
  137. stomat/o
    mouth
  138. cholangi/o
    bile duct
  139. choledoch/o
    common bile duct
  140. adren/o
    adrenal gland
  141. adrenal/o
    adrenal gland
  142. hypophys/o
    pituitary gland
  143. ovari/o
    ovary
  144. orch/o
    testis
  145. orchi/o
    testis
  146. orchid/o
    testis
  147. parathyroid/o
    parathyroid gland
  148. pituitar/o
    pituitary gland
  149. thym/o
    thymus gland
  150. thyroaden/o
    thyroid gland
  151. colp/o
    vagina
  152. vagin/o
    vagina
  153. metri/o
    uterus
  154. o/o
    egg
  155. lymphaden/o
    lymph node ("gland")
  156. lymphangi/o
    lymph vessel
  157. balan/o
    penis
  158. scrot/o
    scrotum
  159. vas/o
    vas deferens
  160. ligament/o
    ligament
  161. myos/o
    muscle
  162. muscul/o
    muscle
  163. spondyl/o
    vertebra
  164. ten/o
    tendon
  165. tendin/o
    tendon
  166. cerebell/o
    cerebellum
  167. medull/o
    medulla oblongata
  168. alveol/o
    air sac; alveolus
  169. bronchiol/o
    bronchiole
  170. cyan/o
    blue
  171. epiglott/o
    epiglottis
  172. nas/o
    nose
  173. phren/o
    diaphragm
  174. aur/o
    ear
  175. myring/o
    eardrum
  176. tympan/o
    eardrum
  177. ocul/o
    eye
  178. onych/o
    nail
  179. phak/o
    lens of the eye
  180. pil/o
    hair
  181. retin/o
    retina
  182. trich/o
    hair
  183. ungu/o
    nail
  184. vesic/o
    urinary bladder
  185. pyel/o
    renal pelvis
  186. atel/o
    incomplete
  187. coni/o
    dust
  188. melan/o
    black

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