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Glossary of med term word roots

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cyt/o
cell
hepat/o
liver
arthr/o
joint
ven/o
vein
oste/o
bone
path/o
disease
cyan/o
blue
erythr/o
red
xanth/o
yellow
leuk/o
white
melan/o
black
chlor/o
green
chrom/o
color
system/o
system
sarc/o
connective tissue
vicer/o
internal organs
hist/o
tissue
organ/o
organ
epiteli/o
epithelium
lei
smooth
somat/o
body
gno/o
knowledge
cancer/o
carcin/o
cancer
rhabd/o
rod-shaped
striated
eti/o
cause of disease
onc/o
tumor
aden/o
gland
kary/o
nucleus
lip/o
fat
my/o
muscle
fibr/o
fiberous tissue
neur/o
nerve
iatr/o
physician
medicine
treatment
heter/o
other
kerat/o
horny tissue
hard
coni/o
dust
cutane/o
derm/o
dermat/o
skin
hidr/o
sweat
onych/o
ungu/o
nails
seb/o
oil
(sebum)
trich/o
hair
bi/o
life
crypt/o
hidden
myc/o
fungus
necr/o
death
(of cells, body)
pachy/o
thick
xer/o
dry
aut/o
self
rhytid/o
wrinkles
staphyl/o
grape-like clusters
strept/o
twisted chains

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