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a/an

without, out

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abdomin-

abdomen

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acr/o-

an extremity (of the body)

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ad-

to, toward, near

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adip/o-

fat

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adren/o-, adrenal/o-

adrenal gland

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aerlo-, aero-

air, gas

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alb-, album-, leuko-

white

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alge-, alges-

pain

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-algia, -dynia

pain

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allo-

not normal

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ambi-, amphi-, ampho-

both

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ambulo-

walk about

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an/o-

anus

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andr-

male

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aneurysm/o-

localized abnormal dilation of a vessel

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angio-, vas(o)-

vessel

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ankyl-

attached, crooked, fixed

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ante-, fore-, pre-, pro-

before, forward

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anter/o-

in front of, before

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anti-, contra-, counter-

against, opposite

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aphth/o-

ulcer

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-arche

beginning

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arteri/o-

artery

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arthr/o-, articul/o-

joint

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asphyxia-

lack of oxygen or excess carbon dioxide

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asthen/o-, -asthen/o

weak, weakness

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ather/o-

plaque, fatty substance

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atri/o-

atrium (upper heart chamber)

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audi/o-

hearing

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aur/o-, auricul/o-

ear

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auscult/o-

to listen

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33

auto-

self

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axill/o-

armpit

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bacteri/o-

bacteria

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balan/o-

glans penis

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bi-, bin-, di-, diplo-, dis-

two, twice

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blephar/o-

pertaining to an eyelid

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brachy-, brevi-

short

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brady-

slow

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bronch/i-, bronch/o

bronchus (airway)

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bucc/o-

cheek

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bursa-

pouch or sac

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caco-

bad, ill

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calc-

stone, also hell

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calori-

heat

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carcin/o-

cancer

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cardio-

heart

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carpus, carp/o-

wrist, pertaining to wrist bones

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cata-

down

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cathar/o-, cathart/o-

cleansing, purging

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-cele

pertaining to a tumor or swelling, or hernia

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-centesis

procedure in which a body cavity is punched often to drain fluid or collect a sample

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cephal/o-

head

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cerebr/o-

cerebrum

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cervico-

pertaining to the neck or cervix

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cheil/o-

lip

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chir-

hand

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chlor, verdin-

green

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chole-

pertaining to bile

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cholecyst/o-

gallbladder

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chondr/o-

pertaining to cartilage

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-cidal, -cide

pertaining to killing

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cili-

cilia, ciliary, eyelashes

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circum, peri-

around

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cirrh, glav, lute, xanth-

yellow

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clas-, -clasis, -clast

break, smash

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-cle, cule, culun, culuc, et, ium, ole, olum, olus

small

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co, com, con, sym, syn-

together, with

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colon/o-

colon (large intestines)

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colp/o-

vagina

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conjunctiv/o-

conjunctiva

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contra-

against or opposed

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corpor/o-

body

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cost/o-

pertaining to a rib

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cry, cryo-

cold

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-cubitus/ cubital

elbow

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cutane/o-

skin

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cyano-

blue

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cyst/o

pertaining to the bladder or any fluid-containing sac

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cyt-, -cyte

cell

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demi, hemi, semi-

half

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dent/i-

tooth

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derm, dermo, dermato-

skin

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dextro-

to the right

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di-

twice or double

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dia, per, trans-

across, through

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diaphor/o-

profuse sweating

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digit

finger or toe

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dips/o-

thirst

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dis-

apart from

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dorsi, dorso-

back

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duoden/o-

duodenum

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dys-

difficult, painful, abnormal

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-e, er, icing, ist, or

agent or noun maker or one who specializs in

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-ectasia, -ectasis

dilation, dilatation, widening

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ecto, extra, extro-

outside

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-ectomy

excision, removal

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-edema

swelling

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em, en, im, in-

in

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