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Glossary of Word Roots and Medical Terminology 1

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amb/i-
both, both sides
ankyl/o
not movable, stiff
cost/o-
concerning the ribs
plasm/o
growth, formation
a-
away from, to depart, deviate
dactyl/o
fingers, toes
drom/o
running
hepat/o
pertaining to the liver
/malacia
soft, softening
penia
decrease in
phor/o
eye
port
to carry
ex-
from, out of
ad-, af-, ag-
to, toward, up to, to bring
ectop/o
out of place
meta-
after, beyond, occurring in a series
ne/o
new
orchid/o
pertaining to the testes
pyr/o
heat, fever
sept/o
infection
stomat/o
mouth
angi/o
pertaining to blood or lymphatic vessels
chondr/o
cartilage
lapar/o
abdominal wall
melan/o
black
onych/o
referring to the nails
plas/o
formation, change (of molding)
cheil/o
pertaining to the lips
contra-
against
ectomy
cut out, removal, excision
dextr/o
right
fac
to make, to do
leuk/o
white
mon/o-
one
oophor/o
referring to the ovary
per
through
pleur/o
covering the lungs
pseud/o
false

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