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salping(o)-

Of or pertaining to the fallopian tubes

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sangui-, sanguine-

Of or pertaining to blood

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sarco-

muscular, fleshlike

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schist(o)-

split, cleft

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schiz(o)-

Denoting something 'split' or 'double-sided'

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scler(o)-

hardness

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-sclerosis

hardening of the skin

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scoli(o)-

twisted

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-scope

instrument for viewing

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-scopy

use of instrument for viewing

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scoto-

darkness

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semi-

one-half, partly

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sial(o)-

saliva, salivary gland

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sigmoid(o)-

sigmoid, S-shaped curvature

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sinistr(o)-

left, left side

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sinus-

Of or pertaining to the sinus

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sito-

food, grain

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somat(o)-, somatico-

body, bodily

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-spadias

slit, fissure

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spasmo-

spasm

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sperma-, spermo-, spermato-

semen, spermatozoa

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splanchn(i)-, splanchn(o)-

viscera

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splen(o)-

spleen

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spondyl(o)-

Of or pertaining to the spine, the vertebra

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squamos(o)-

Denoting something as 'full of scales' or 'scaly'

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-stasis

stop, stand

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-staxis

dripping, trickling

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sten(o)-

Denoting something as 'narrow in shape' or pertaining to narrowness

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-stenosis

abnormal narrowing in a blood vessel or other tubular organ or structure

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steth(o)-

Of or pertaining to the upper chest, chest, the area above the breast and under the neck

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stheno-

strength, force, power

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stom(a)

mouth

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stomat(o)-

Of or pertaining to the mouth

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-stomy

creation of an opening

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sub-

beneath

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super-

in excess, above, superior

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supra-

above, excessive

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sy, syl-, sym-, syn-, sys-

Indicates similarity, likeness, or being together; Assimilates before some consonants: before l to syl-, s tosys-, before a labial consonant to sym-.

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tachy-

Denoting something as fast, irregularly fast

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-tension, -tensive

pressure

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tetan-

rigid, tense

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thec-

case, sheath

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thel(e)-, thel(o)-

Of or pertaining to a nipple [uncommon as a prefix]

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thely-

Denoting something as 'relating to a woman, feminine'

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therap(o)-

treatment

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therm(o)-

heat

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thorac(i)-, thorac(o)-, thoracico-

Of or pertaining to the upper chest, chest; the area above the breast and under the neck

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thromb(o)-

Of or relating to a blood clot, clotting of blood

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thyr(o)-

thyroid

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thym(o)(ia)-

emotions

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-tic

pertaining to

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toco-

childbirth

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-tome

cutting instrument

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-tomy

act of cutting; incising, incision

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tono-

tone, tension, pressure

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-tony

tension

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top(o)-

place, topical

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tort(i)-

twisted

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tox(i)-, tox(o)-, toxic(o)-

toxin, poison

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trache(a)-

trachea

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trachel(o)-

Of or pertaining to the neck

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trans-

Denoting something as moving or situated 'across' or 'through'

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trich(i)-, trichia, trich(o)-

Of or pertaining to hair, hair-like structure

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-tripsy

crushing

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-trophy

nourishment, development

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tympan(o)-

eardrum

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-ula, -ule

small

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ultra-

beyond, excessive

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umbilic-

Of or pertaining to the navel, the umbilicus

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ungui-

Of or pertaining to the nail, a claw

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un(i)-

one

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ur(o)-

Of or pertaining to urine, the urinary system; (specifically) pertaining to the physiological chemistry of urine

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uri(c)-, urico-

uric acid

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urin-

Of or pertaining to urine, the urinary system

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uter(o)-

Of or pertaining to the uterus or womb

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vagin-

Of or pertaining to the vagina

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varic(o)-

swollen or twisted vein

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vas(o)-

duct, blood vessel

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vasculo-

blood vessel

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ven-

Of or pertaining to the (blood) veins, a vein (used in terms pertaining to the vascular system)

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ventr(o)-

Of or pertaining to the belly; the stomach cavities

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ventricul(o)-

Of or pertaining to the ventricles; any hollow region inside an organ

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-version

turning

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vesic(o)-

Of or pertaining to the bladder

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viscer(o)-

Of or pertaining to the internal organs, the viscera

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xanth(o)-

Denoting a yellow color, an abnormally yellow color

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xen(o)-

Foreign, different

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xer(o)-

dry, desert-like

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-y

condition or process of

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zo(o)-

animal, animal life

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zym(o)-

fermentation, enzyme