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Encephalo

Inside of head; brain

(Encephalomyelitis: inflammation of the brain & spinal cord; common in horses)

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Entero

Small intestine

(Enteritis: intestinal inflammation; common in domestic animals)

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Eso

Carrier

(Esophagus: tube carrying food from the mouth to the stomach)

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Esthesio

Sensation

(Anesthesia: loss of sensation)

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Estro

Female

(Estrus: Heat cycle of female mammals)

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Gastro

Stomach

(Gastric juice: digestive fluid secreted in the stomach)

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Genus

Beginning

(Genus: biological class of life with same characteristics)

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Gingivo

Gums

(Gingivitis: inflammation of the gums)

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Gnosis

Knowledge

(Prognosis: anticipated prospect of recovery)

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Hemo

Blood

(Hemoglobin: iron-containing substance in red blood cells)

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Hepato

Liver

(Hepatitis: inflammation of the liver)

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Hydro

Water

(Hydrophobia: fear of water)

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Hystero

Uterus

(hysterectomy: surgical removal of the uterus)

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ileo

ileum (of intestine)

(ileitis: inflammation of the ileum)

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ilio

ilium (of pelvis)

(iliac: related to or near the ilium (as in sacroiliac)

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ischi

Hip; pelvis

(ischium: dorsal & posterior pelvic bones)

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Lacrimo

Tears

(Lacrimation: excessive or abnormal secretion of tears)

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Lacto

Milk

(Lactation: secretion of milk)

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Laparo

Abdominal wall

(Laparotomy: surgical section (cutting) of the abdominal wall)

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Lipo

Fat

(Lipoma: tumor of fatty tissue)

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Litho

Stone

(Lithiasis: formation of stonelike substances in the body)

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Lumbo

Lower back

(Lumbosacral: relating to the lumbar & sacral parts)

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Lympho

Lymphatic tissue

(Lymphocyte: white blood cells made in lymphatic tissue)

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Malaco

Softening

(Osteomalacia: softening of the bones)

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Melano

Darkness; blackness

(Melanoma: tumor containing dark pigment)

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Meter

Measure

(Thermometer: device for measuring body temperature)

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Morph

Structure; shape

(Morphogenesis: formation & differentiation of tissues & organs during boy development)

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Myco

Fungus

(Mycology: study of fungi)

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Myelo

Marrow; spinal cord

(Myelitis: inflammation of spinal cord or bone marrow)

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Myo

Muscle

(Myocardium: muscular layer of the heart wall)