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Glossary of Word Roots and Medical Terminology 2

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a-, an-
no, not, without
chron
time
dips/o
thirst
eu
well, easy, normal, true
gnos/ia
knowledge
lys/o
dissolution, loosening, to break
men/o
menstruation
-orrhea
flow, discharge
phag/o
eat
phon/o
voice, sound
pre-
before
retr/o
behind
spondyl/o
spine
sym-
joined, together
trans-
across, beyond, over
anis/o-
unequal
chir/o
hand
crypt/o-
hidden
ectasia, ectasis
dilation, stretching
equi-
equally, equal
hydr/o
water, fluid
metr/o
uterus
nas/o
nose
-otomy
incision
pne/o
breath, breathing
proct/o
rectum
ren/o
kidney
scler/o
hard
staphyl/o
bunch of grapes
tach/y
fast, rapid
auto-
self
chrom/o
color
dacry/o
tears
dis-
to separate, free from, undo
gloss/o
tongue
in-
not, in, into
lith/o
calculus, stone
my/o
pertaining to the muscles
ob-
against
paralysis
loss of movement
phren/o
personality
prim/i
first
rhin/o
pertaining to the nose
stasis
stopping
thromb/o
blood clot
-acer, -acri-
bitter, sharp, pointed
brad/y-
slow
chol/e
gall, bile
cyst/o
bladder
dors/o
back
enter/o
pertaining to the small intestine
hypo-
below, under, less than normal
mania
madness
mult/i
many, more than one
omphal/o
umbilicus (navel)
ot/o
ear
plast/o
surgical repair
semi-
half, partly
strept/o
twisted
alges/i
sensitivity to pain
bene
good
clys/o
washing, irrigation
de-
from, away
ect/o
outer, on the outside
erythr/o
red
gram/o
record
kerat/o
cornea
macr/o
large
null/i
none
orrhexis
rupture
phas/o
speech
pneum/o
air
py/o
pus
stern/o
sternum

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