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All of medical terminology contains roots based in both Latin and Ancient Greek. This is a List of Medical Roots containing prefixes, suffixes, and their English equivalents --- used in medicine. It should be noted that most of the following roots have a droppable -o-. As a general rule, this -o- almost always acts as a joint-stem to connect two constantal roots, e.g. arthr- + -o- + logy = arthrology. But generally, the -o- is dropped when connecting to a vowel-stem, e.g. arthr- + itis = arthritis, instead of arthr-o-itis. __FORCETOC__
Medical Prefixes (Alphabetical by English Prefix)
Medical Suffixes (Alphabetical by English Suffix)
Medical Roots of the Body (Alphabetical by English Word) The following is a list of body parts and body components and their corresponding medical roots. Note that many of the Latin and Greek roots following are identical given that Latin takes much of its vocabulary directly from Ancient Greek.
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