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Glossary of Chapter 2 Medical Terminology

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kary/o
nucleus
sacr/o
sacrum
hist/o
tissue
lumb/o
lumbar
pelv/o
hip, pelvic cavity
poster/o
back
-ism
process
meta-
change
cata-
down
ana-
up
thel/o
nipple
-ior
pertaining to
-iac
pertaining to
-eal
pertaining to
adip/o
fat
bol/o
to cast
cervic/o
neck (of the body or of the uterus)
chondr/o
cartilage (type of connective tissue)
crani/o
skull
abdomin/o
abdomen
anter/o
front
chrom/o
color
coccyg/o
coccyx (tailbone)
cyt/o
cell
dist/o
far, distant
ili/o
ilium (part of the pelvic bone)
inguin/o
groin
later/o
side
medi/o
middle
nucle/o
nucleus
spin/o
spine, backbone
trache/o
trachea
umbilic/o
navel, umbilicus
epi-
above
hypo-
below
inter-
between
vertebr/o
vertebrae
thorac/o
chest
viscer/o
internal organs
dors/o
back portion of the body
ventr/o
belly side of the body
proxim/o
near

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