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Medical Terminology by Professor Danna McKellar-Ntaka


Gangli/o- ganglion (knot)
Gastr/o- stomach
-gen origin or production
Genesis- origin or production
Gen/o- origin or production
Ger/o- old age
Gingiv/o- gums
Gli/o- glue
Glomerul/o- glomerulus (little ball)
Gloss/o- tongue
Glott/o- opening
Gluc/o- sugar
Glyc/o- sugar
-gram record
Gyneco- woman
Hem/o- blood
Hemat/o- blood
Hemi- half
Hepat/o- liver
Hepatic/o- liver
Herni/o- hernia
Herero- different
Hidr/o- sweat
Hist/o- tissue
Homo- same
Hormon/o- hormone (an urging on)

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Medical Terminology by Professor Danna McKellar-Ntaka


Conjunctiv/o- conjunctiva (to join together)
Contra- against or opposed to
-eal pertaining to
Ec- out or away
-ectasis expansion or dilation
Ecto- outside
-ectomy excision (removal)
-emesis vomiting
-emia blood condition
En- within
Encaphal/o- entire brain
Endo- within
Enter/o- small intestine
Epi- upon
Epidym/o- epididymus
Episi/o- vulva (covering)
Erythr/o- red
Esophag/o- esophagus
Esthesi/o- sensation
Eu- good or normal
Ex- out or away
Exo- outside
Extra- outside
Fasci/o- fascia (a band)
Femor/o- femur
Fibr/o- fiber

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Glossary of Prefixes, Suffixes, and Combining Forms by Professor Danna McKellar-Ntaka


Bronchiol/o- bronchiole (little airway)
Bucc/o- cheek
Capn/o- carbon dioxide
Carb/o- carbon dioxide
Cardi/o- heart
Cata- down
-cele pouching or hernia
Celi/o- abdomen
-centesis puncture for aspiration
Cephal/o- head
Cerebell/o- cerebellum (little brain)
Cerebr/o- cerebrum (largest part brain)
Cerubin/o- wax
Cervic/o- neck or cervix
Cheil/o- lip
Chir/o- hand
Chol/e- bile
Chondr/o- cartilage (gristle)
Chrom/o- color
Chromat/o- color
Chyl/o- juice
Circum- around
Cis/o- cut
Col/o- colon
Colp/o- vagina (sheath)
Con- together or with

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