Roots, Prefixes & Suffixes

cac- bad, abnormal [prefix]
calc/o calcium
calcane/o calcaneus (heel)
canth/o angle
capit/o head
capn/o carbon dioxide
capsul/o capsule
carcin/o cancer
cardi/o heart
carp/o wrist (carpal)
cata- down [prefix]
caud/o tail, down
caus/o burn(ing)
cec/o cecum
-cele hernia, swelling [suffix]
celi/o abdomen
cellul/o cell
-centesis surgical puncture [suffix]
centi- one hundredth [prefix]
centr/o center
cephal/o head
-ceps head, leader [suffix]
cept received
cerebell/o cerebellum
cerebr/o cerebrum
cerumin/o cerumen (earwax)
cervic/o neck, cervix
cheil/o lip
cheir/o hand
chem/o drug, chemical
chil/o lip
chir/o hand
chlor/o green
chol/e gall, bile
cholangi/o bile duct
chondr/o cartilage
chori/o chorion
choroid/o choroid
chrom/o color
chromat/o color
chron- time [prefix]
-cidal killing, destroying [suffix]
-cide killing [suffix]
cine- movement [prefix]
circulat/o circle shape
circum- around [prefix]
cirrh/o orange-yellow (Gr. kirrhos)
cis/o cut
-clasia break [suffix]
-clasis breaking [suffix]
clavicul/o clavicle
-cle small [suffix]
cleid/o clavicle
co- together [prefix]
coagul/o coagulation, clotting
cochle/o cochlea
col/o colon
coll/a neckline
colon/o colon
colp/o vagina
com- together, with [prefix]
comat/o deep sleep
con- with, together [prefix]
coni/o dust
consci/o aware
contra- against, opposed [prefix]
cor(e/o) pupil
cord/o cord
corne/o cornea
coron/o heart
corpor/o body
cortic/o cortex
cost/o rib
coxa hip
crani/o skull
crin/o secrete
-crine secreting [suffix]
-crit separate [suffix]
crur/o shin, leg
cry/o cold (kryos)
crypt/o hidden, obscured
cubit/o elbow
culd/o cul-de-sac
-cusis hearing [suffix]
cutane/o skin
cyan/o blue (Gr. kuanos)
cycl/o ciliary body
-cyesis pregnancy [suffix]
cyst/o bladder, cyst
cyt/o cell
-cyte cell [suffix]

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