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Glossary of Building Greek Vocabulary I: Nouns and Adjectives

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ARACHN-
combining form

spider, web; arachnoid membrane
CHLOR-
combining form

green
CHONDR-
combining form

cartilage
DACTYL-
combining form

finger, toe
DERM(AT)-, -DERMA
combining form

skin
(H)ELC-
combining form

ulcer
HIDR(OT)-, -IDR-
combining form

sweat
HIST(I)-
combining form

[web] tissue
HYDR-
combining form

water, fluid
HYPN-
combining form

sleep
ICTER-
combining form

jaundice
IN-, INOS-
combining form

fiber, muscle
IS-
combining form

equal, same, similar, alike
MENING-, -MENINX
combining form

meningeal membrane, meninges
MY(S)-
combining form

[mouse] muscle
MYC(ET)-
combining form

[mushroom] fungus
MYEL-
combining form

bone marrow, spinal cord
NARC-
combining form

stupor, numbness
NECR-
combining form

corpse; dead
OLIG-
combining form

few, deficient
ONYCH-
combining form

fingernail, toenail
POD-
combining form

foot
POLI-
combining form

[gray] gray matter of the brain and spinal cord
POLY-
combining form

many, excessive
POR-
combining form

passage, opening, duct, pore, cavity
PSYCH-
combining form

[soul], mind
SOM(AT)-, -SOMA
combining form

body
STHEN-
combining form

strength
TRACHEL-
combining form

neck, cervix
XANTH-
combining form

yellow

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