Greek Words

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o(on
egg
ex: ooid
odus, odo(n)(t-
tooth
ex: exodontist
(o)esophag(os
oesophagus
ex: esophagoplegia
probably derives from ois- “about to carry” + phag- “eat”
om(os
shoulder
ex: omophorion
omphal(os
navel
ex: omphalitis
ophthalm(os
eye
ex: exophthalmic
ops, -ommat-
eye
ex: Cyclops
oste(on
bone
ex: periosteal
ot-
ear
ex: periotic
phleps, phleb-
vein
ex: stenophlepsia
pleur(a
rib
ex: pleurisy
pneum(a, pneumat-
breath
ex: pneumatic
pneum(on
lung
ex: pneumonia
proct(os
anus
ex: proctologist
prosop-
face
ex: prosopography
pyg-
rump
ex: uropygium
rachi(s
backbone
ex: rachitis
rhis, rhin-
nose
ex: rhinoceros
rhynch(os
snout
ex: rhynchocephalian
scel(os
leg
ex: isosceles
soma, somat-
body
ex: somatic
splanchn(on
entrail
ex: splanchnic
splen-
spleen
ex: splenius
spondyl(os
vertebra
ex: diplospondylous
stear, steat-
tallow, fat
ex: steatite
stern(on
breastbone
ex: sternal
steth(os
chest
ex: stethoscope
stom(a, stomat-
mouth
ex: stomach
thel(e
nipple
ex: epithelium
thorax, thorac-
trunk
ex: thoracic
thrix, trich-
hair
ex: trichinosis
thromb(os)
clot
ex: thrombosis
trachea
windpipe
ex: tracheal
traum(a, traumat-
wound
ex: traumatic
ur(a
tail
ex: chaetura
ur(on
urine
ex: urology

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