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carcin/o

cancer

2

cardi/o

heart

3

chem/o

chemical

4

cis/o

to cut

5

sect/o

to cut

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dermat/o

skin

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enter/o

small intestine

8

gastr/o

stomach

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gynec/o

female

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hemat/o

blood

11

hydr/o

water

12

immun/o

immunity

13

laryng/o

voice box

14

nephr/o

kidney

15

neur/o

nerve

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ophthalm/o

eye

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ot/o

ear

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path/o

disease

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pulmon/o

lung

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rhin/o

nose

21

a-

without, away from

22

an-

without

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ante-

before, in front of

24

anti-

against

25

auto-

self

26

brady-

slow

27

contra-

against

28

de-

without

29

dys-

painful, difficult, abnormal

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endo-

within, inner

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epi-

upon, over

32

eso-

inward

33

eu-

normal, good

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ex-

external, outward

35

exo-

outward

36

extra-

outside of

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hetero-

different

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homo-

same

39

hydro-

water

40

hypo-

under, below

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in-

not, inward

42

inter-

among, between

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intra-

within, inside

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macro-

large

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micro-

small

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myo-

to shut

47

neo-

new

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pan-

all

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para-

beside, near, abnormal, 2 likes of a pair

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per-

through

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peri-

around

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post-

after

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pre-

before, in front of

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pro-

before

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pseudo-

false

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retro-

backward, behind

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sub-

below, under

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supra-

above

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tachy-

fast

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trans-

through, across

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ultra-

beyond, excess

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un-

not

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bi-

two

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hemi-

half

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mono-

one

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multi-

many

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nulli-

none

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poly-

many

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primi-

first

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quadri-

four

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semi-

partial, half

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tetra-

four

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tri-

three

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-algia

pain

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-cele

hernia, protusion

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-cyte

cell

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-dynia

pain

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-ectasis

dilation

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-gen

that which produces

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-genesis

produces, generates

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-genic

producing, produced by

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-ia

state condition

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-iasis

abnormal condition

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-iatry

medical treatment

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-ism

state of

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-itis

inflammation

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-logist

one who studies

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-logy

study of

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-lysis

destruction

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-lytic

destuction

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-malacia

abnormal softening

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-megaly

enlargement, large

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-oid

resembling

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-oma

tumor, mass

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-osis

abnormal condition

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-pathy

disease

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-phobia

fear

98

-plasia

development, growth

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-plasm

formation, development

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-ptosis

drooping

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-rrhage

excessive, abnormal flow

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-rrhagia

abnormal flow condition

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-rrhea

discharge, flow

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-sclerosis

hardening

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-stenosis

narrowing

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-therapy

treatment

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-trophy

nourishment, development

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-ule

small

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-ac

pertaining to

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-al

pertaining to

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-an

pertaining to

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-ar

pertaining to

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-ary

pertaining to

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-atic

pertaining to

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-eal

pertaining to

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-iac

pertaining to

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-ic

pertaining to

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-ile

pertaining to

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-ine

pertaining to

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-ior

pertaining to

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-nic

pertaining to

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-ory

pertaining to

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-ose

pertaining to

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-tic

pertaining to

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-centesis

puncture to withdraw fluid

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-ectomy

surgical removal

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-ostomy

cutting into

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-otomy

cutting into

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-pexy

surgical fixation

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-plasty

surgical repair

131

-rrhaphy

suture

132

-gram

record or picture

133

-graph

instrument for recording

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-graphy

process of recording

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-meter

instrument for measuring

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-metry

process of measuring

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-scope

instrument for viewing

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-scopy

process of visually examining

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abdomin/o

abdomen

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adip/o

fat

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anter/o

front

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brachi/o

arm

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cardi/o

heart

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caud/o

tail

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cephal/o

head

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cervic/o

neck

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chondr/o

cartilage

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crani/o

skull

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crin/o

to secrete

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crur/o

leg

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cyt/o

cell

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dermat/o

skin

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dist/o

away from

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dors/o

back of body

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enter/o

small intestine

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epitheli/o

epithelium

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gastr/o

stomach

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glute/o

buttock

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gyec/o

woman

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hemat/o

blood

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hist/o

tissue

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immun/o

protection

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infer/o

below

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laryng/o

larynx

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later/o

side

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lumb/o

loin

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lymph/o

lymph

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medi/o

middle

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muscl/o

muscle

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nephr/o

kidney

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neur/o

nerve

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ophthalm/o

eye

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ot/o

ear

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pelv/o

pelvis

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peritone/o

peritoneum

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pleur/o

pleura

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poster/o

back

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proct/o

rectum, anus

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proxim/o

near to

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pub/o

genital region

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pulmon/o

lung

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rhin/o

nose

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spin/o

spine

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super/o

above

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thorac/o

chest

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ur/o

urine

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vascul/o

blood vessel

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ventr/o

belly

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vertebr/o

vertebrae

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viscer/o

internal organ

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-ose

resembling

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endo-

within

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epi-

above

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hypo-

under

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retro-

behind

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AP

anterposterior

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CV

cardiovascular

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ENT

ear, nose, and throat

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GI

gastrointestinal

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GYN

gynecology

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lat

lateral

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LE

lower extremity (leg)

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LLQ

left lower quadrant

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LUQ

left upper quadrant

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MS

musculoskeletal

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OB

obstetrics

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PA

postereoanterior

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RLQ

right lower quadrant

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RUQ

right upper quadrant

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UE

upper extremity (arm)

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albin/o

white

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bi/o

life

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cry/o

cold

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cutane/o

skin

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cyan/o

blue

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derm/o

skin

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dermat/o

skin

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diaphor/o

profuse sweating

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electr/o

electricity

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erythr/o

red

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hidr/o

sweat

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ichthy/o

scaly, dry

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kerat/o

hard, horny

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leuk/o

white

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melan/o

black

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lip/o

fat

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myc/o

fungus

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necr/o

death

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onych/o

nail

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phot/o

light

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py/o

pus

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rhytid/o

wrinkle

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scler/o

hard

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seb/o

oil

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trich/o

hair

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ungu/o

nail

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vesic/o

bladder

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xer/o

dry

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-derma

skin

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-opsy

view

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-tome

instrument to use to cut

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allo-

other, different from usual

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xeno-

strange, foreign

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angi/o

vessel

245

bas/o

the base

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carcin/o

cancer

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chem/o

chemical

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cyt/o

cell

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esthesi/o

feeling

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hem/o

blood

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pedicul/o

lice

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sarc/o

flesh

253

system/o

system

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-emia

blood condition

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-malacia

softening

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-oma

mass

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-phagia

eating

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para-

beside

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sub-

under

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ankyl/o

stiff joint

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arthr/o

joint

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articul/o

joint

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burs/o

sac

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carp/o

wrist

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cervic/o

neck

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chondr/o

cartilage

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clavicul/o

clavicle

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coccyg/o

coccyx

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cortic/o

outer portion

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cost/o

rib

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crani/o

skull

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femor/o

femur

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fibul/o

fibula

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humer/o

humerus

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ili/o

ilium

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ischi/o

ischium

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kyph/o

hump

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lamin/o

lamina, part of vertebra

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lord/o

bent backwards

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lumb/o

low back, loin

281

mandibul/o

mandible

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maxill/o

maxilla

283

medull/o

inner portion

284

metacarp/o

metacarpals

285

metatars/o

metatarsals

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myel/o

bone marrow

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orth/o

straight

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oste/o

bone

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patell/o

patella

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ped/o

foot, child

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pelv/o

pelvis

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phalang/o

phalanges

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pod/o

foot

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prosthet/o

addition

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pub/o

pubis

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radi/o

radius, ray

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sacr/o

sacrum

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sarc/o

flesh

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scapul/o

scapula

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scoli/o

crooked, bent

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spin/o

spine

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spondyl/o

vertebrae

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stern/o

sternum

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synovi/o

synovial membrane

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synov/o

synovial membrane

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tars/o

ankle

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thorac/o

chest

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tibi/o

tibia

309

uln/o

ulna

310

vertebr/o

vertebra

311

-blast

immature, embryonic

312

-clasia

to break surgically

313

-desis

stabalize, fuse

314

-listhesis

slipping

315

-porosis

porous

316

cutane/o

skin

317

erythr/o

red

318

path/o

disease

319

system/o

system

320

-iatry

medical treatment

321

per-

through

322

AE

above elbow

323

AK

above knee

324

BDT

bone density testing

325

BE

below elbow

326

BK

below knee

327

BMD

Bone mineral density

328

C1, C2, etc

first cervical vertebra, etc

329

Ca

calcium

330

DJD

degenerative joint disease

331

DXA

dual-energy absorptiometry

332

FX, fx

fracture

333

HNP

herniated nucleus pulposus

334

JRA

juvenile rheumatoid arthritis

335

L1, L2, etc

first lumbar vertebra, etc

336

LE

lower extremity

337

LLE

left lower extremity

338

LUE

left upper extremity

339

NSAID

non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug

340

OA

osteorthritis

341

ORIF

open reduction - internal fixation

342

Orth, ortho

orthopedics

343

aden/o

gland