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Uni-
one
Bi-
two
Di-
two
Tri-
three
Semi-
half
Demi-
half
Hemi-
half
Mono-
one
diplo-
double
Multi
many
Poly-
many
Nulli-
none
ambi-
both
amphi-
both
chloro-
green
cyano-
blue
erythro-
red
leuko-
white
melano-
black
xantho-
yellow
derma
skin
cyte
cell
oma
tumor
opia
vision
emia
condition of blood
-e
an object or part
-y
Indicates a process
-ia
indicates a condition or classification
-ic
describes (associated with; causing)
-al
pertaining to; charactarized by
-ar
describes (pertaining to; resembling)
-ac
describes (pertaining to; affected with)
abdomino
abdomen
angiology
the study of blood and lymph vessels
abdominal cavity
space between the thorax (chest) and pelvis
acro
extremity; highest
acromegaly
enlargement of hands, feet, and face.
adeno
gland
adenoma
benign tumor of a gland
aero
air
aerobic
living or occuring only in the presence of oxygen
algesi
sense of pain
analgesia
inability to sense pain without loss of conciousness.
andro
male
androgen
a male sex hormone
angio
vessel
angiology
the study of blood and lymph vessels
ankylo
stiffness; immobility
ankylosis
stiffness or fixation of a joint from injury or surgery
aterio
artery
arteriole
small branches of an artery
arthro
joint
arthritis
inflammation of joints
bio
life
biochemical
chemical reaction in a living organism.
blast
bud
blastocyst
early stage of embryo growth.
brachi
arm; branch
brachial plexus
network of nerves in armpit.
broncho
air passages
bronchitis
inflammation of the bronchi (air passages)
bucco
cheek
buccal cavity
the mouth.
carcino
cancer
carcinoma
malignant tumor
cardio
heart
cardiopulmonary
relating to the heart and lungs.
carn
flesh
carnivorous
meat eating
carpo
wrist
carpus
the bones of the wrist.
caudo
tail
caudal
relating to the tail; toward the hind end of the body.
cephalo
head
cephalic
related to the head
cerebro
brain
cerebral
pertaining to the brain; cerebropathy-any disorder of the brain
cervico
neck
cervix
the neck of the uterus.
chondro
cartilage
chondocranum
developing skull of the embryo.
colo
large
colon
greater part of the large intestine.
colpo
vagina
colposcope
instrument for examining the vagina.
Costo
rib
costal
relating to the ribs.
cranio
skull
cranial nerve
nerve passing from the brain to the periphery of the body.
cyto
cell
cytology
the study of cell biology
dento
teeth
dentistry
medical care of teeth
dermo
skin
dermoid cyst
cystic tumor in which are often found elements derived from the skin.
dermato
skin
dermatology
branch of medicine dealing with the skin.
digiti
fingers, toes
digitigrade
walking on the toes
dorso
back
dorsolateral
involving both the back and the sides.
electro
electric
electrosurgery
surgery by means of electric current.
encephalo
inside of head; brain
encephalomyelitis
inflammation of the brain and spinal cord; common in horses.
entero
small intestine
enteritis
intestinal inflammation; common in domestic animals.
eso
carrier
esophagus
tube carrying food from the mouth to the stomach.
esthesio
sensation
anesthesia
loss of sensation
estro
female
estrus
heat cycle of female animals.
gastro
stomach
gastric juice
digestive fluid secreted in the stomach.
genus
beginning
genus
biological class of life with same charactaristics
gingivo
gums
gingivitis
inflammation of the gums.
gnosis
knowledge
prognosis
anticipated prospect of recovery
hemo
blood
hemoglobin
iron-containing substance in red blood cells
hepato
liver
hepatitis
inflammation of the liver.
hydro
water
hydrophobia
fear of water
hystero
uterus
hysterectomy
surgical removal of the uterus.
ileo
ileum (of intestine)
ileitis
inflammation of the ileum
ilio
ilium (of the pelvis)
iliac
related to or near the ilium (as in sacroiliac)
ischi
hip;pelvis
ischium
dorsal and posterior pelvic bones.
lacrimo
tears
lacrimation
excessive or abnormal secretion of tears.
lacto
milk
lactation
secretion of milk
laparo
abdominal wall
laparotomy
surgical section (cutting) of the abdominal wall.
lipo
fat
lipoma
tumor of fatty tissue
litho
stone
lithiasis
formation of stonelike substances in the body.
lumbo
lower back
lumbosacral
relating to the lumbar and sacral parts.
lympho
lymphatic tissue
lymphocyte
white blood cells made in lymphatic tissue.
malaco
softening
osteomalacia
softening of the bones.
melano
darkness; blackness
melanoma
tumor containing dark pigment.
meter
measure
thermometer
device for measuring body temperature.
morph
structure; shape; form
morphogenesis
formation and differentiation of tissues and organs during body development.
myco
fungus
mycology
study of fungi
myelo
marrow; spinal cord.
myelitis
inflammation of spinal cord or bone marrow
myo
muscle
myocardium
muscular layer of the heart wall
narco
sleep
narcolepsy
condition charactarized by attacks of sleep
necro
dead
necropsy
postmortem examination
nephro
kidney
nephron
a single excretory unit of the kidney
neuro
nerve
neuron
basic cell of nerve tissue.
olfact
smell
olfactory
pertaining to the sense of smell.
oo
egg
oocyte
egg before maturation
opthalmo
eye
opthalmia
inflammation of the eye.
opia
sight
myopia
nearsightedness, or defective vision of distant objects.
orchido
testicle
cryptorchidism
condition in which one or both testicles fail to decsend normally.
oro
mouth
oropharyngeal
relating to the mouth and pharynx
osteo
bone
osteology
branch of anatomy concerned with bones.
oto
ear
otitis
inflammation of the ear.
ovo
egg
ovary
egg producing organ of the female.
parie
wall
parietal lobe
middle division of each cerebral hemisphere
patho
disease
pathogen
specific cause of a disease (such as a virus)
phagia
eat
dyphagia
difficulty in swallowing
phlebo
vein
phlebitis
inflammation of a vein
phono
sound
phonocardiogram
visual record of hear sounds
pilo
hair
pilose
covered with soft hair
pleuro
rib; side
pleura
membrane lining rib cage and lungs
pneumono
lung
pleuropneumonia
inflammation of the pleura and lungs
pod
foot
podarthritis
inflammation of the joints of the feet
pseudo
false
pseudopregnancy
state resembling pregnancy that occurs in some mammals after infertile coitus.
psycho
mind
psycology
study of the mind and behavior
ptosis
prolapse
hysteroptosis
prolapse (sagging) uterus
pulmo
lung
pulmonary artery
vessel carrying blood from heart to lungs
pyo
pus
pyoderma
puss filled skin lesions
rhino
nose
rhinoscopy
examination of nasal passages
scope
view
thoraco
thorax (chest)
thoracotomy
surgical incision of chest wall.
tropho
growth; nourishment
trophic disorders
nutritional disorders
ur, urino
urine
urogenital
relating to the organs of excretion and reproduction.
uro
tail
urophysis
growth at base of tail
vaso
vessel
vascular
pertaining to blood vessels
vivi
live
viviparous
producing live young
zyg
union; pair
zygote
cell produced by union of sperm and ova.