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  1. a-
    without
  2. ab-
    away from
  3. abdomin/o
    abdomen
  4. -ac
    pertaining to
  5. acous/o
    hearing
  6. acr/o
    extremity or topmost
  7. -acusis
    hearing condition
  8. ad-
    to, toward, or near
  9. aden/o
    gland
  10. adip/o
    fat
  11. adren/o
    adrenal gland
  12. aer/o
    air or gas
  13. -al
    pertaining to
  14. albumin/o
    protein
  15. -algia
    pain
  16. allo-
    other
  17. alveol.o
    alveolus (air sac)
  18. ambi-
    both
  19. an-
    without
  20. ana-
    up, apart
  21. an/o
    anus
  22. andr/o
    male
  23. angi/o
    vessel
  24. ankyl/o
    crooked or stiff
  25. ante-
    before
  26. anti-
    against or opposed to
  27. aort/o
    aorta
  28. appendic/o
    appendix
  29. aque/o
    water
  30. -ar
    pertaining to
  31. -arche
    beginning
  32. arteri/o
    artery
  33. arthr/o
    joint, articulation
  34. articul/o
    joint
  35. -ary
    pertaining to
  36. -ase
    enzyme
  37. -asthenia
    weakness
  38. ather/o
    fatty paste
  39. -ation
    process
  40. atri/o
    atrium
  41. audi/o
    hearing
  42. aur/i
    ear
  43. auto-
    self
  44. bacteri/o
    bacteria
  45. balan/o
    glans penis
  46. bi-
    two or both
  47. bil/i
    bile
  48. -blast
    germ or bud
  49. blast/o
    germ or bud
  50. blephar/o
    eyelid
  51. brachi/o
    arm
  52. brady-
    slow
  53. bronch/o
    bronchus (airway)
  54. bronchi/o
    bronchus (airway)
  55. bronchiol/o
    bronchiole (little airway)
  56. bucc/o
    cheek
  57. capn/o
    carbon dioxide
  58. carb/o
    carbon dioxide
  59. carcin/o
    cancer
  60. cardi/o
    heart
  61. cata-
    down
  62. -cele
    pouching or hernia
  63. celi/o
    abdomen
  64. -centesis
    puncture for aspiration
  65. cephal/o
    head
  66. cerebell/o
    cerebellum (little brain)
  67. cerebr/o
    cerebrum (largest part of brain)
  68. cerumin/o
    wax
  69. cervic/o
    neck or cervix
  70. cheil/o
    lip
  71. chir/o
    hand
  72. chol/e
    bile
  73. chondr/o
    cartilage (gristle)
  74. chrom/o
    color
  75. chromat/o
    color
  76. chyl/o
    juice
  77. circum-
    around
  78. cis/o
    cut
  79. col/o
    colon
  80. colon/o
    colon
  81. colp/o
    vagina (sheath)
  82. con-
    together or with
  83. conjunctiv/o
    conjunctiva (to join together)
  84. contra-
    against or opposed
  85. corne/o
    cornea
  86. coron/o
    circle or crown
  87. cast/o
    rib
  88. crani/o
    skull
  89. crin/o
    to secrete
  90. cutane/o
    skin
  91. cyan/o
    blue
  92. cyst/o
    bladder or sac
  93. cyt/o
    cell
  94. dacry/o
    tear
  95. dactyl/o
    digit (finger or toe)
  96. de-
    from, down, or not
  97. dent/i
    teeth
  98. derm/o
    skin
  99. dermat/o
    skin
  100. -desis
    binding
  101. dextr/o
    right, or on the right side
  102. dia-
    across or through
  103. diaphor/o
    profuse sweat
  104. dips/o
    thirst
  105. dis-
    separate from or apart
  106. doch/o
    duct
  107. duoden/o
    duodenum
  108. -dynia
    pain
  109. dys-
    painful, difficult, or faulty
  110. -e
    noun marker
  111. e-
    out or away
  112. -eal
    pertaining to
  113. ec-
    out or away
  114. -ectasis
    expansion or dilation
  115. ecto-
    outside
  116. -ectomy
    excision (removal)
  117. -emesis
    vomiting
  118. -emia
    blood condition
  119. en-
    within
  120. encephal/o
    entire brain
  121. endo-
    within
  122. enter/o
    small intestine
  123. epi-
    upon
  124. epididym/o
    epididymus
  125. episi/o
    vulva (covering)
  126. erythr/o
    red
  127. esophag/o
    esophagus
  128. esthesi/o
    sensation
  129. eu-
    good or normal
  130. ex-
    out or away
  131. exo-
    outside
  132. extra-
    outside
  133. fasci/o
    fascia (a band)
  134. femor/o
    femur
  135. fibr/o
    fiber
  136. gangli/o
    ganglion (knot)
  137. gastr/o
    stomach
  138. -gen
    origin or production
  139. ger/o
    old age
  140. gingiv/o
    gums
  141. gli/o
    glue
  142. glomerul/o
    glomerulus (little ball)
  143. gloss/o
    tongue
  144. glott/o
    opening
  145. gluc/o
    sugar
  146. glyc/o
    sugar
  147. glycos/o
    sugar
  148. gnos/o
    knowing
  149. -gram
    record
  150. -graph
    instrument for recording
  151. -graphy
    process of recording
  152. gynec/o
    woman
  153. hem/o
    blood
  154. hemat/o
    blood
  155. hemi-
    half
  156. hepat/o
    liver
  157. hepatic/o
    liver
  158. herni/o
    hernia
  159. hetero-
    different
  160. hidr/o
    sweat
  161. hist/o
    tissue
  162. histi/o
    tissue
  163. homo-
    same
  164. hormon/o
    hormone (an urging on)
  165. hydr/o
    water
  166. hyper-
    above or excessive
  167. hypn/o
    sleep
  168. hypo-
    below or deficient
  169. hyster/o
    uterus
  170. -ia
    condition of
  171. -iasis
    formation of or presence of
  172. iatr/o
    treatment
  173. -iatrics
    treatment
  174. -iatry
    treatment
  175. -ic
    pertaining to
  176. -icle
    small
  177. ile/o
    ileum
  178. immun/o
    safe
  179. infra-
    below or under
  180. inguin/o
    groin
  181. inter-
    between
  182. intra-
    within
  183. ir/o
    iris (colored circle)
  184. irid/o
    iris (colored circle)
  185. -ism
    condition of
  186. iso-
    equal, like
  187. -ist
    one who specializes in
  188. -itis
    inflammation
  189. -ium
    structure or tissue
  190. jejun/o
    jejunum (empty)
  191. kerat/o
    hard or cornea
  192. ket/o
    ketone bodies
  193. keton/o
    ketone bodies
  194. kinesi/o
    movement
  195. kyph/o
    humpback
  196. lacrim/o
    tear
  197. lact/o
    milk
  198. lapar/o
    abdomen
  199. laryng/o
    larynx (voice box)
  200. lei/o
    smooth
  201. -lepsy
    seizure
  202. leuc/o
    white
  203. leuk/o
    white
  204. lex/o
    word or phrase
  205. lingu/o
    tongue
  206. lip/o
    fat
  207. lith/o
    stone or calculus
  208. lob/o
    lobe (a portion)
  209. -logist
    one who specialised in the study or treatment of
  210. -logy
    study of
  211. lord/o
    bent
  212. lumb/o
    loin (lower back)
  213. lymph/o
    clear fluid
  214. -lysis
    breaking down or dissolution
  215. macro-
    large or long
  216. -malacia
    softening
  217. mamm/o
    breast
  218. -mania
    abnormal impulse (attraction) toward
  219. mast/o
    breast
  220. meat/o
    opening
  221. mega-
    large
  222. megal/o
    large
  223. -megaly
    enlargement
  224. melan/o
    black
  225. men/o
    menstruation
  226. mening/o
    meninges (membrane)
  227. meningi/o
    meninges (membrane)
  228. meso-
    middle
  229. meta-
    beyond, after, or change
  230. -meter
    instrument for measuring
  231. metr/o
    uterus
  232. -metry
    process of measuring
  233. micro-
    small
  234. mono-
    one
  235. morph/o
    form
  236. multi-
    many
  237. muscul/o
    muscle
  238. my/o
    muscle
  239. myc/o
    fungus
  240. myel/o
    bone marrow or spinal cord
  241. myos/o
    muscle
  242. myring/o
    eardrum
  243. narc/o
    stupor, sleep
  244. nas/o
    nose
  245. nat/i
    birth
  246. necr/o
    death
  247. neo-
    new
  248. nephr/o
    kidney
  249. neur/o
    nearve
  250. obstetr/o
    midwife
  251. ocul/o
    eye
  252. -oid
    resembling
  253. -ole
    small
  254. olig/o
    few or deficient
  255. -oma
    tumor
  256. onych/o
    nail
  257. oophor/o
    ovary
  258. ophthalm/o
    eye
  259. -opia
    condition or vision
  260. opt/o
    eye
  261. or/o
    mouth
  262. orch/o
    testis (testicle)
  263. orchi/o
    testis (tisticle)
  264. orchid/o
    testis (testicle)
  265. orth/o
    straight, normal, or correct
  266. -osis
    condition or increase
  267. oste/o
    bone
  268. ot/o
    ear
  269. -ous
    pertaining to
  270. ov/i
    egg
  271. ov/o
    egg
  272. ovari/o
    ovary
  273. ox/o
    oxygen
  274. pachy-
    thick
  275. palat/o
    palate
  276. pan-
    all
  277. pancreat/o
    pancreas
  278. para-
    alongside of or abnormal
  279. -paresis
    slight paralysis
  280. patell/o
    knee cap
  281. path/o
    disease
  282. pector/o
    chest
  283. ped/o
    child or foot
  284. pelv/i, pelv/o
    hip bone
  285. -penia
    abnormal reduction
  286. per-
    through
  287. perine/o
    perineum
  288. peritone/o
    peritoneum
  289. -pexy
    suspension or fixation
  290. phac/o
    lens (lentil)
  291. phag/o
    eat or swallow
  292. phak/o
    lens (lentil)
  293. pharyng/o
    pharynx (throat)
  294. phas/o
    speech
  295. -phil
    attraction for
  296. -philia
    attraction for
  297. phleb/o
    vein
  298. phob/o
    exaggerated fear or sensitivity
  299. phon/o
    voice or sound
  300. phor/o
    to carry or bear
  301. phot/o
    light
  302. phren/o
    diaphragm (also mind)
  303. physi/o
    physical, nature
  304. plas/o
    formation
  305. -plasia
    formation
  306. -plasty
    surgical repair or reconstruction
  307. -plegia
    paralysis
  308. pleur/o
    pleura
  309. -pnea
    breathing
  310. pneum/o
    air or lung
  311. pneumon/o
    air or lung
  312. pod/o
    foot
  313. -poiesis
    formation
  314. poly-
    many
  315. post-
    after or behind
  316. pre-
    before
  317. presby/o
    old age
  318. pro-
    before
  319. proct/o
    anus and rectum
  320. prostat/o
    prostate
  321. psych/o
    mind
  322. -ptosis
    falling or downward displacement
  323. pulmon/o
    lung
  324. purpur/o
    purple
  325. py/o
    pus
  326. pyel/o
    basin
  327. pylor/o
    pylorus (gatekeeper)
  328. quadr/i
    four
  329. radi/o
    radius (a bone of the forearm); radiation (especially x-ray)
  330. re-
    again or back
  331. rect/o
    rectum
  332. ren/o
    kidney
  333. reticul/o
    a net
  334. retin/o
    retina
  335. retro-
    backward or behind
  336. rhabd/o
    rod shaped or striated (skeletal)
  337. rhin/o
    nose
  338. -rrhage
    to burst forth
  339. -rrhagia
    to burst forth
  340. -rrhaphy
    suture
  341. -rrhea
    discharge
  342. -rrhexis
    rupture
  343. salping/o
    uterine (fallopian) tube; also eustachian tube
  344. sarc/o
    flesh
  345. schiz/o
    split, division
  346. scler/o
    hard or sclera
  347. scoli/o
    twisted
  348. -scope
    instrument for examination
  349. -scopy
    examination
  350. seb/o
    sebum (oil)
  351. semi-
    half
  352. sial/o
    saliva
  353. sigmoid/o
    sigmoid colon
  354. sinistr/o
    left, or on the left side
  355. sinus/o
    hollow (cavity)
  356. somat/o
    body
  357. somn/i
    sleep
  358. somn/o
    sleep
  359. son/o
    sound
  360. -spasm
    involuntary contraction
  361. sperm/o
    sperm (seed)
  362. spermat/o
    sperm (seed)
  363. sphygm/o
    pulse
  364. spin/o
    spine (thorn)
  365. spir/o
    breathing
  366. splen/o
    spleen
  367. spondyl/o
    vertebra
  368. squam/o
    scale
  369. -stasis
    stop or stand
  370. steat/o
    fat
  371. sten/o
    narrow
  372. stere/o
    three-dimensional or solid
  373. stern/o
    sternum (breastbone)
  374. steth/o
    chest
  375. stomat/o
    mouth
  376. -stomy
    creation of an opening
  377. sub-
    below or under
  378. super-
    above or excessive
  379. supra-
    above or excessive
  380. sym-
    together or with
  381. syn-
    together or with
  382. tachy-
    fast
  383. tax/o
    order or coordination
  384. ten/o
    tendon (to stretch)
  385. tend/o
    tendon (to stretch)
  386. tendin/o
    tendon (to stretch)
  387. test/o
    testis (testicle)
  388. thalam/o
    thalamus (a room)
  389. therm/o
    heat
  390. thorac/o
    chest
  391. thromb/o
    clot
  392. thym/o
    thymus gland
  393. thyr/o, thyroid/o
    thyroid gland (shield)
  394. -tic
    pertaining to
  395. toc/o
    labor or birth
  396. tom/o
    to cut
  397. -tomy
    incision
  398. ton/o
    tone or tension
  399. tonsill/o
    tonsil (almond)
  400. top/o
    place
  401. tox/o
    poison
  402. toxic/o
    poison
  403. trache/o
    trachea (windpipe)
  404. trans-
    across or through
  405. tri-
    three
  406. trich/o
    hair
  407. -tripsy
    crushing
  408. troph/o
    nourishment or development
  409. tympan/o
    eardrum
  410. -ula, -ule
    small
  411. uln/o
    ulna (a bone of the forearm)
  412. ultra-
    beyond or excessive
  413. uni-
    one
  414. ur/o
    urine
  415. ureter/o
    ureter
  416. urethr/o
    urethra
  417. urin/o
    urine
  418. uter/o
    uterus
  419. vagin/o
    vagina (sheath)
  420. varic/o
    swollen or twisted vein
  421. vas/o
    vessel
  422. vascul/o
    vessel
  423. ven/o
    vein
  424. ventricul/o
    ventricle (belly or pouch)
  425. vertbr/o
    vertebra
  426. vesic/o
    bladder or sac
  427. vesicul/o
    bladder or sac
  428. vitre/o
    glassy
  429. vulv/o
    vulva (covering)
  430. xanth/o
    yellow
  431. xeno-
    strange
  432. xer/o
    dry
  433. -y
    condition or process of

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