Chapter 2: Medical Terminology: Root element

cardio

heart

chole

gall, bile

cranio

cranium (skull)

cysto

bladder, sac

derma

skin

gastro

stomach

gyne

woman

hepat

liver

herni

rupture

hyster

uterus

lipo

pertaining to fat

litho

stone

rhino

nose

arthro

joint

abdomin(o)

abdomen

acou

hearing

acr(o)

extremity

adipo-

Of or relating to fat or fatty tissue

alb

white

andr(o)

male

angi(o)

blood vessel

ankyl/o

crooked, bent, stiff

bili

bile

blast-blast

embryonic cell

blephar(o)-

eyelid

branhi(o)

arm

brady-

slow

calc

heel, stone

carcin(o)

cancer

caud-

tail

cephal

head, brain