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Flashcards in Medical Terminology: Root Words Deck (120):
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Abdomin-

abdomen

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acro-

extremities

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aden-

gland

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adip/o

fat

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andr/o

male

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angi/o

vessel

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append/o

appendage

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arteri-

artery

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arthr-

joint

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blephar

eyelid

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carcin/o

cancerous

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cardi/o

heart

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carp-

wrist

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caud-

tail

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cephal/o

head

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cerebr-, encephal

brain

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cheil/o-

lip

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chemo

pertaining to a chemical

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cholecyst/o

gallbladder

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chondr/o-

cartilage

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col/o

large intestine

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costo-

rib

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cutane/o

skin

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crani/o

skull, cranium

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cyst

cyst containing fluid; urinary bladder

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cyt-

cell

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cry/o

cold

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dactyl

finger

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dent/o

tooth

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derm-

skin

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dextro-

right

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digit-

finger

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dors-

back

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epi-

upon

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enter-

intestines

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estr/o

female

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gastr/o

stomach

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gen/o

to produce

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gingiv/o

gum

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gloss

tongue

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glyco-

sugar, sweet

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gnath

jaw

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gravid-

pregnant

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gynec/o

women, female

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hem-, hemat-

blood

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hepat/o

liver

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hist/o

tissue

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hydro-

wet, water

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hyster

uterus

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ileo

ileum

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irid

iris

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iso

equal

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kerat/o

cornea/eye ; rough/scaly

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lamin/o-

thin flat part (vertebra)

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lapar/o-

abdominal wall

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later/o-

side of

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lith/o-

stone/calculus

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lumb-

lower back

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malacia

softening

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mamm-, mast-

breast

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medi-

middle

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meninges

membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord

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metacarp

hand bones

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metatars

foot bones

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myelin

white, liquid, fatty substance surrounding some nerve fibers

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myo-

muscle

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myel/o

spinal cord or bone marrow

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myring/o- tympan/o-

eardrum

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necr/o

death

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nephr/o

kidney

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neur/o

nerve

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noct

night

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ocul/o

eye

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onc-

tumor

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oophor/o

ovary

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ophthalm-

eye

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orth/o

straight

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oste/o

bone

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ot/o

ear

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orexia

appetite

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para

to bear offspring

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paresis

partial paralisis

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partum

birth; labor

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path/o

disease

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ped-, pod

foot

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pelv-

pelvic

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phagia

eat; swallow

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phasia

speech

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phalang/o

fingers, toes

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pharyng/o

throat; pharynx

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phleb

vein

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phonia

voice

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pneum/o, pulmon/o-

lungs

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poiesis

formation/production

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posterio-

behind

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prandial

meal

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procto

rectum

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rhino

nose

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sarc-

related to the flesh or connective tissue

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scirrh/o

hard

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sclera/o

hardening

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scoli/o

crooked/bent

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sinistro-

left

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spasm

twitching, cramp

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spleen/o-

spleen

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spondyl/o

vertebra

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stenosis

narrowing, stricture

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stetho

chest

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stomato

mouth

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terta

four

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thermo-

heat

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thorac/o

chest

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thromb-

clot

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trache-

trachea

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trachy-

rought

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uter-

uterus

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vas-

vessel

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ventr/o

belly side of body

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viscer/o

internal organs

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xero-

dry

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