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caud-
tail
caudal (directional term)
cec-
blind
cecum of large intestine, a blind-ended pouch
cele-
abdominal
celiac artery, in the abdomen
cephal-
head
cephalometer, an instrument for measuring the head
cerebro-
brain, especially the cerebrum
cerebrospinal, pertaining to the brain and spinal cord
cervic-, cervix
neck
cervix of the uterus
chiasm-
crossing
optic chiasma, where optic nerves cross
chole-
bile
cholesterol; cholecystokinin, a bile-secreting hormone
chondr-
cartilage
chondrogenic, giving rise to cartilage
chrom-
colored
chromosome, so named because they stain darkly
cili-
small hair
ciliated epithelium
circum-
around
circumnuclear, surrounding the nucleus
clavic-
key
a "skeleton key"
co-, con-
together
concentric, common center, together in the center
coccy-
cuckoo
coccyx, which is beak-shaped
cochlea-
snail shell
the cochlea of the inner ear, which is coiled like a small shell
coel-
hollow
coelom, the ventral body cavity
commis-
united
gray commissure of the spinal cord connects the two columns of gray matter
concha
shell
nasal conchae, coiled shelves of bone in the nasal cavity
contra-
against
the contraceptive, agent preventing contraception
corn-, cornu-
horn
stratum corneum, outer layer of the skin composed of horny cells
corona
crown
coronal suture of the skull
corp-
body
corpse, corpus luteum, hormone-secreting body in the ovary
cort-
bark
cortex, the outer layer of the brain, kidney, adrenal gtlands, and lymph nodes
cost-
rib
intercostal, between the ribs
crani-
skull
craniotomy, a skull operation
crypt-
hidden
cryptomenorrhea, a condition in which menstrual symptoms are experienced buy no external loss of blood occurs
cusp-
pointed
bicuspid, tricuspid valves of the heart
cutic-
skin
cuticle of the nail
cyan-
blue
cyanosis, blue color of the skin due to lack of oxygen
cyst-
sac, bladder
cystitis, inflammation of the urinary bladder
cyt-
cell
cytology, the study of cells
de-
undoing, reversal, loss, removal
deactivation, becoming inactive
decid-
falling off
deciduous (milk) teeth
delta
triangular
deltoid muscle, roughly triangular in shape
den-, dent-
tooth
dentin of the tooth
dendr-
tree, branch
dendrites, telodendria, both branches of a neuron
derm-
skin
dermis, deep layer of the skin
desm-
bond
desmosome, which binds adjacent epithelial cells
di-
twice,double
dimorphism, having two forms
dia-
through
diaphragm, the wall through or between two areas
dialys-
separate, break apart
kidney dislysis, in which waste products are removed from the blood
diastol-
stand apart
cardiac diastole, between successive contractions of the heart
diure-
urinate
diuretic, a drug that increases urine output
dors-
the back
dorsal; dorsum; dorsiflexion
duc-, duct-
lead, draw
ductus deferens which carries sperm from the epididymis into the urethra during ejaculation
dura-
hard
dura mater, tough outer meninx
dys-
difficult, faulty, painful
dyspepsia, disturbed digestion
ec-, ex-, ecto-
out, outside, away from
excrete, to remove materials from the body
ectop-
displaced
ectopic pregnancy, etcopic focus for initiaion the heart contraction
edem-
swelling
edema, accumulation of water in body tissues
ef-
away
efferent nerve fibers, which carry impluses away from the central nervous system
ejac-
to shoot forth
ejaculation of semen
embol-
wedge
embolus, an obstructive object raveling in the bloodstream
en-, em-
in, inside
encysted, enclosed in a cyst or capsule
enceph-
brain
encephalitis, imflammation of the brain
endo-
within, inner
endocytosis, taking particles into a cell
entero-
intestine
enterologist, one who specializes in the study of intestinal disorders
epi-
over, above
epidermis, outer layer of skin
erythr-
red
erthema, redness of the skin; erythrocyte, red blood cell