Entrance Walkway

 

WORD PARTS

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M|N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

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A

  • a- [without, not]
  • ab- [from, away from]
  • acetabul- [vinegar cup]
  • ad- [toward]
  • adip/o [fat]
  • aer/o [air]
  • agglutin- [to glue together]
  • aliment- [food]
  • allant- [sausage-shaped]
  • alveol- [small cavity]
  • an- [without, not]
  • ana- [against; up; back]
  • andr/o [male]
  • angi/o [vessel - usually blood or lymph]
  • ante- [before, in front of]
  • anti- [against]
  • append-[to hang something]
  • audi/o [hearing]
  • aur/o [ear]
  • auto- [self]
  • ax/o [axis]

B

  • bi- [two]
  • bi/o [life]
  • bil- [bile ]
  • blast/o [embryonic cell; budding]
  • brachi/o [arm]
  • brady- [slow]
  • bronch- [windpipe]
  • bucc/o [cheek]

C

  • calat- [something inserted]
  • calyc- [small cup]
  • carcin/o [cancer]
  • cardi- [heart]
  • carp/o [wrist bones]
  • cata- [down]
  • caud/o [tail]
  • cauter/o [heat, burn]
  • cephal/o [head]
  • chondr/o [cartilage]
  • chori/o [skin]
  • choroid [skin-like]
  • chym- [juice]
  • -cide [killing]
  • cine- [movement]
  • circum- [around]
  • cirrh/o [yellow]
  • -cision [a cutting]
  • -clast [to break, surgical fracture]
  • cleav- [to divide]
  • cochlea [snail]
  • condyl/o [knob]
  • contra- [against, opposite]
  • corca- [beak-like]
  • cort- [covering]
  • cost/o [ribs]
  • crani/o- [cranium; skull]
  • cribr- [sieve-like]
  • cric- [ring]
  • -crine [secrete]
  • crist- [ridge]
  • cut- or cutane/o [skin]
  • cyan/o [blue]
  • cyt/o, -cyte [cell]

D

  • dactyl/o [fingers; toes]
  • de- [cessation; undoing]
  • decidu- [falling off]
  • dendr- [tree]
  • dent/o [teeth]
  • derm/o [skin]
  • detrus- [muscle]
  • di- [two, double]
  • dia- [through, across]
  • diastol- [dilation]
  • dipl/o [double]
  • diuret- [to pass urine]
  • dors- [pertaining to the back of the body]
  • -duction [act of leading, bringing, conducting]
  • dys- [bad; painful; difficult]

E

  • ecto- [outside, outward]
  • -ectomy [excision, removal]
  • -edema [swelling]
  • ef- [away from]
  • ejacul- [to shoot forth]
  • embol/o [plug, stopper]
  • -emia [blood condition]
  • end/o- [in, within]
  • eosin/o [rose-colored]
  • epi- [above, upon]
  • erg- [work]
  • erythr/o [red]
  • -esis [condition]
  • ex/o- or extra- [out, out from, outside]

F

  • -ferent [to carry]
  • fibr/o [fiber]
  • fimb- [fringe]
  • follic- [small bag]
  • fov- [pit]
  • funi- [small cord or fiber]

G

  • gangli/o [knot or knotlike mass]
  • gastr/o [stomach]
  • -gen [forming, producing, origin]
  • -genesis [forming, producing, origin]
  • germ- [to bud or sprout]
  • glen- [joint socket]
  • -glia [glue]
  • -globin [protein]
  • glom- [little ball]
  • gloss/o [tongue]
  • gluc/o, glyc/o [sugar, sweetness]
  • -gram [record, writing]
  • -graph [instrument for recording]
  • gyn/o, gynec/o [woman, female]

H

  • hem/a/o [blood]
  • hemi- [one half]
  • hepat/o [liver]
  • hetero- [different]
  • hist/o [tissue]
  • homeo- [same, alike]
  • homo- [same, alike]
  • humor- [fluid]
  • hydr/o [water]
  • hyper- [excessive, above normal]
  • hypo- [under, below, deficient]

I

  • -iac [pertaining to, relating to]
  • iatr/o [physician; medicine; treatment]
  • -iatry [medicine, treatment]
  • -ic, -ical [pertaining to, relating to]
  • -ician [specialist]
  • im- [not]
  • immun/o [free, safe]
  • in- [in, not]
  • infer/o [lower, below]
  • inflamm- [to set on fire]
  • infra- [under, below]
  • inter- [between]
  • intra- [in, within, inside]
  • iris [rainbow]
  • iso- [same, equal]
  • -ist [specialist]
  • -itis [inflammation]

J

  • jaund/o [yellow]

K

  • kary/o [nucleus]
  • kerat/o [horny tissue; hard]
  • kinesi/o, kinet/o [movement]

L

  • labi/o [lip]
  • labyrinth/o [maze]
  • lacrim/o [tear]
  • lacun- [pool]
  • lapar/o [abdomen]
  • laten- [hidden]
  • later/o [side]
  • -lemm [rind, peel]
  • leuk/o [white]
  • lingu- [tongue]
  • lip/o [fat]
  • -logist [specialist in the study of]
  • -logy [the study of]
  • -lysis [separation; descruction; loosening]
  • -lyte [dissolvable]

M

  • macro- [large]
  • macula [spot]
  • mal- [bad]
  • meat/o [opening, passage]
  • medi/o middle
  • mega- [enlargement]
  • melan/o [black]
  • mening- [membrane covering brain and spinal cord]
  • mens- [month]
  • meso- [middle]
  • meta- [change, beyond]
  • -meter [instrument for measuring]
  • micr/o [small]
  • mict- [to pass urine]
  • mit- [thread]
  • mono- [one]
  • mons- [mountain]
  • morph/o [form, shape, structure]
  • morul- [mulberry]
  • moto- [moving]
  • multi- [many]
  • mut/a [genetic change]
  • my/o [muscle]

N

  • nat- [to be born]
  • nephr/o [kidney]
  • neur/o [nerve]
  • neutr/o [neurtal, neither]
  • nod- [knot]
  • nucle/o [nucleus]
  • nutr/i [nourish]

O

  • ocul/o [eye]
  • odont/o [teeth]
  • olfact- [to smell]
  • opt/o [eye, vision]
  • -osis [abnormal condition; increase]
  • oss- [bone]
  • oste/o [bone]
  • ot/o [ear]
  • -ous [pertaining to, relating to]

P

  • papill/o [nipple]
  • para- [near, beside, beyond]
  • pariet- [wall]
  • -pathy or path/o [disease]
  • ped/i/o [foot, child]
  • pelv/i/o [basin]
  • peri- [around]
  • phag/o [swallowing, eating]
  • -phil(ia) or phil/o [attraction for]
  • -phobia [fear]
  • pin/o [to drink]
  • -plasty [surgical repair]
  • -plegia [paralysis]
  • pleur- [rib]
  • plex- [interweaving]
  • pneum/o [air; lung]
  • pod/o [foot]
  • -poiesis [formation, production]
  • -poly [many, much]
  • -porosis [porous]
  • poster/o [back of body, behind]
  • pre- [before, in front of]
  • proxim/o [near, nearest]
  • pseudo- [false]
  • psych/o [mind]
  • puber/o [adult]
  • pulmon/o [lung]
  • pylor/o [gatekeeper]

Q

  • quadri- [four]

R

  • ren/o [kidney]

S

  • sacchar/o [sugar]
  • sarc/o [flesh]
  • scler/o [hard]
  • -scope [instrument for examining]
  • seb/o [grease]
  • semi- [one half]
  • sens/o [feeling]
  • -som [body]
  • squam/o [scale]
  • -stasis [standing still]
  • steth/o [chest]
  • strat/o [layer]
  • sub- [under]
  • super- [upper, above]
  • supra- [above; excessive; superior]
  • sym- or syn- [union; together; joined]
  • systol- [contraction]

T

  • tachy- [rapid]
  • -tension [to stretch]
  • tetan- [stiff]
  • therm/o [heat]
  • thorac/o [chest]
  • -thorax [chest]
  • thromb/o [blood clot]
  • toc- [birth]
  • tom/o [to cut]
  • tox/o [poison]
  • trans- [through, across]
  • tri- [three]
  • trigon- [triangle]
  • -tropic [influencing, stimulating]
  • -trophy [development, nourishment]
  • tympan/o [drum]

U

  • -ule [small, minute]
  • ultra- [excess, beyond]
  • umbil- [navel]
  • uni- [one]
  • ur/o [urine]
  • -us [condition; structure]

V

  • vascul/o [vessel]
  • ven/o [vein]
  • ventr/o [belly, belly side]
  • -version [turning]
  • vill- [hair]
  • viscer/o [internal organs]
  • vitre/o [glassy]

W

 


X

  • xanth/o [yellow]
  • xiph/o [sword]

Y

  • -y [condition; process]

Z

  • zym- [ferment] (think enzyme)

 


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