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brachi

arm

2

Brev

short (think of the french word bref)

3

Cardi, cardia, cardio

Heart

4

Cerebro

brain

5

Cost

rib (think interCOSTal muscles)

6

Crani

Skull (think of the french word crane)

7

Dur

Hard (as in the french word for hard)

8

Erythr, erythro

Red (like a red blood cell [cyte being cell] [erythro being red])

9

Fenestra

window (think of the french word for window)

10

Foram

opening

11

Gangli

swelling, knot

12

Glute

buttock

13

hepat

liver

14

hist, histo

tissue (think histology, the study of tissues)

15

lamell

small plate

16

Lamina

layer, sheet

17

lat

wide (like lats)

18

leuko

White (think of WBCs)

19

magn

large

20

myo

muscle

21

neuro

nerve

22

oligo

few

23

papill

nipple

24

pariet

wall

25

pect, pectus

breast

26

pelv

basin

27

phag, phago

to eat (phagocytosis)

28

pia

tender

29

pulmo

lung

30

quad, quadr

four

31

ren

kidney (renal functioning or just rein)

32

serrat

saw (serrated edge)

33

soma

body (think soma types)

34

squam

scale, flat

35

vas, vaso

vessel, duct

36

venter, ventr

front

37

villus

shaggy hair

38

viscer, viscera

organ

39

ab-

away from

40

ad-

towards, near

41

bi-

two

42

end-, endo-

inside

43

epi-

upon, on, above

44

later-

side

45

tri

three

46

-ferent

carry

47

-glea, -glia

glue

48

-lemma

sheath (think lame)

49

-stalsis

compression (think peristalsis)