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calc(o); calci(o)
calcium

ex. calci/penia = calcium deficiency
hyper/calci/uria = excessive level
of calcium in the urine
carcin(o)
cancer

ex. carcino/gen = cancer producing
substance
chem(o)
chemical

ex. chemo/therapy = treatment/therapy
using chemicals
chondrio, chondro
cartilage, grainy, gritty

ex. chondro/cyte = cartilage cell
chondro/malacia = softening of the
cartilage
chore(o) [think choreography]
dance

ex. choreo/athetosis = abnormal body
movements
(athetosis approximates involuntary)
chrom, chromat, chromo
[think kodachrome]
color

ex. chromato/genous = producing color
chrono [think chronological]
time

ex. chrono/metry = measurement of
time intervals
chron/ic = long-standing; over a
long period of time
chlor(o) [think chlorophyll and photo-
synthesis in plants]
chlorine; green

ex. chlor/oma = green colored tumor
chlor/opsia = objects of vision
appear green-tinged
bas(o), basi(o)
base, foundation, chemical base

ex. baso/phil/ic = having an affinity
or is readily stained by basic dyes
literally, "basic (or chemical)dye
-loving"
bio
life (from Greek 'bios')

ex. biopsy = visual examination of
living tissue;bio=life,opsis=vision
bio/logy = study of life/living
organisms
blast(o) [think germ cell, germination,
plant shoots, shooting upward,
'blasting off']
immature

ex. blasto/cyte = immature cell
or embryonic cell
aer(o)
air; gas

ex. aero/gen = gas-producing
microorganism
acanth(o)
spiny; thorny

ex. acanth/oid = spine-shaped
actin(o)
light

ex. actino/therapy = ultraviolet light
therapy used in dermatology
alge, algesi, algio, algo
pain

ex's. algo/spasm = pain by spasm
an/algesi/c = without pain,
relieving pain
amyl(o) [think phyllo dough]
starch

ex. amylo/phagia = starch eating;
abnormal craving for starch
andro [think android, usually male)
masculine

ex. andro/blastoma = testicular tumor
literally means 'male tumor'
athero [think fat hero]
plaque; fatty substance

ex. ather/oma = 'tumor' or swelling on
the surface of an artery from a
fatty deposit
bacill(i)
bacilli; bacteria

ex. bacilli/form = rod-shaped
(bacilli are rod-shaped bacteria)
bacteri(o)
bacteria (pretty straight forward)

ex. bacterio/genic = caused by bacteria
ex. bacteri/oid = resembling bacteria
bar(o) [think weight lifting bar]
weight; pressure

ex. baro/stat = pressure regulating
device
ex. baro/meter = pressure measuring
device
cac(o)
bad; ill

ex. cac/hex/ia = general ill health
caco/trophy = malnutrition