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Narco

Sleep

(Narcolepsy: condition characterized by attacks of sleep)

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Necro

Dead

(Necropsy: postmortem examination)

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Nephro

Kidney

(Nephron: a single excretory unit of the kidney)

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Neuro

Nerve

(Neuron: basic cell of nerve tissue)

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Olfact

Smell

(Olfactory: pertaining to the sense of smell)

186

oo

Egg

(oocyte: egg before maturation)

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Ophthalmo

Eye

(Ophthalmia: inflammation of the eye)

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Opia

Sight

(Myopia: nearsightedness, or defective vision of distant objects)

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Orchido

Testicle

(Cryptorchidism: condition in which one or both testicles fail to descend normally)

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Oro

Mouth

(Oropharyngeal: relating to the mouth & pharynx)

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Osteo

Bone

(Osteology: branch of anatomy concerned with bones)

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Oto

Ear

(Otitis: inflammation of the ear)

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Ovo

Egg

(Ovary: egg-producing organ of the female)

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Parie

Wall

(Parietal lobe: middle division of each cerebral hemisphere)

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Patho

Disease

(Pathogen: specific cause of a disease (such as a virus))

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Phagia

Eat

(Dysphagia: difficulty in swallowing)

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Phlebo

Vein

(Phlebitis: inflammation of a vein)

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Phono

Sound

(Phonocardiogram: visual record of heart sounds)

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Pilo

Hair

(Pilose: covered with soft hair)

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Pleuro

Rib; side

(Pleura: membrane lining rib cage & lungs)

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Pneumono

Lung

(Pleuropneumonia: inflammation of the pleura & lungs)

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Pod

Foot

(Podarthritis: inflammation of the joints of the feet)

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Pseudo

False

(Pseudopregnancy: state resembling pregnancy that occurs in some mammals after infertile coitus)

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Pyscho

Mind

(Psychology: study of the mind & behavior)

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Ptosis

Prolapse

(Hysteroptosis: prolapse (sagging) uterus)

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Pulmo

Lung

(Pulmonary artery: vessel conveying blood from heart to lungs)

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Pyo

Pus

(Pyoderma: pus-filled skin lesions)

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Rhino

Nose

(Rhinoscopy: examination of nasal passages)

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Scope

View

(Stethoscope: instrument for detection of sounds observations within the body)

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Thoraco

Thorax (chest)

(Thoracotomy: surgical incision of chest wall)