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Medical Word Parts - Letter: c


TermDefinition
calc/icalcium
calc/ocalcium
calcane/oheel
calcul/ostone
cali/ocalyx
calor/iheat
capit/ohead
capn/ocarbon dioxide
-capniacarbon dioxide
caps-capsule
carb/ocarbon
carcin/ocancerous
cardi/oheart
-cardiacondition of the heart
carp/owrist
cata-down
cathar/ocleansing, purging
caud/otail
caus/oburn, burning
cauter/iburn
cav/ocavity, hollow
cec/ocecum, first section of colon
-celeswelling, hernia
celi/oabdomen
cellul/ocell
centi-hundred
centr/ocenter
cephal/ohead
cerc-tail
cerebell/ocerebellum (posterior section of brain)
cerebr/ocerebrum
cerumin/oearwax
cervic/oneck, cervix
cheil/olips
cheir-hand
chem-chemistry
chem/ochemical
chir/ohand
chlor/ogreen
choan-funnel
chol/ebile, gall
cholangi/obile vessel
cholecyst/ogallbladder
choledoch/ocommon bile duct
chondr/icartilage
chondr/ocartilage
chori/ochorion (outer fetal sac)
-chroiaskin coloration
chrom/ocolor
chron/otime
chrys/ogold
chyl-juice
chym/ojuice, to pour
-cidekilling, agent that kills
cili-eyelid, eyelash
cine-movement
circum-around
cirrh/oorange-yellow
cis-on the same side, on the near side
-clasisbreaking a bone
-clastbreak
claustr/oclosed space
clavicul/oclavicle
cleid/oclavicle
clin/obend, slope
co-together, jointly
coagul/ocoagulation, clotting
coccyg/ococcyx (tailbone)
cochle/ocochlea (inner part of ear)
col/ocolon
colon/ocolon
colp-vagina
colp/ovagina
com-jointly, together
-comaprofound unconsciousness
con-with, together
concuss/oshaken together
condyl/oknob
coni/odust
conjunctiv/omucous membrane that lines the inner surface of eyelids
consci/oaware
constrict/onarrowing, drawing together
contra-against, opposite
contus/oto bruise
copr-feces
cor/opupil
corne/ocornea
coron/oencircle, crown
corpor/obody
cortic/ocortex, outer section
cost/orib
crani/oskull
-crasiamixture, loss of control
creat-meat, flesh
crin/osecrete
-crineto secrete
-critseparate
crur/oleg
cry/overy cold
crypt/ohidden
cubit/oelbow, forearm
culd/ocul-de-sac
cune/owedge, wedge shaped
cupr/ocopper
-cusishearing
cutane/oskin
cyan/oblue
cycl/orecurring, round
-cyesispregnancy
cyst/ourinary bladder, cyst, sac of fluid
cyt/ocell
-cytecell
-cytosiscondition of cells, increase in number of cells

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