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aden/o gland
adip/o fat
anter/o before/front
caud/o lower part of body, tail
cephal/o head
cyt/o-cyte cell
end-endo in within, inside
exo- out of, outside, away from
hist/o, histi/o tissue
-ologist specialist
-ology the science or study of
path/o, -pathy- disease, suffering, feeling, emotion
plas/I, plas/o, – plasia development, growth, formation
pster/o behind, toward the back
stasis, -static control, maintenance of a constant level
spondy/o – vertebrae, vertebral column, backbone
synovio/o, synov/o- synovial membrane, synovial fluid
-um singular noun ending
-lysis loosening or setting free
myel/o spinal cord, bone marrow
oss/e, oss/I, ost/o, oste/o bone
scoli/o curved, bent
ankyl/o crooked, bent, stiff
arthr/o joint
chondr/I, chondr/o cartilage
cost/o rib
crani/o skull
-desis to bind, tie together
kyph/o bent, bump
lord/o curve, swayback bent
-bi twice, double
-cele hernia, tumor, swelling
-dys bad, difficult, painful
-faci/o fascia, fibrous band
fibr/o fibrous tissue, fiber
-ia abnormal condition, disease, plural of
-ic pertaining to
-kines/o, kinesi/o movement
my/o muscle
-plegia paralysis, stroke
-rrhexis rupture
-tax/o coordination, order
-ten/o, tend/o, tend in/ o tendon, stretch out, extend, strain
ton/o tone, stretching, tension
-tri three