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Thematic index: Human body

abdomino-

The abdomen.

adeno-

A gland.

adipo-

Fat or fatty tissues.

adreno-

The adrenal glands.

amnio-

The amnion.

arterio-

An artery.

arthro-

A joint.

bili-

Bile.

blepharo-

The eyelid.

brachio-

An arm.

broncho-

The bronchi.

bucco-

The cheek.

cardio-

The heart.

-cardium

Tissue related to the heart.

-cephalic

The head.

cephalo-

The head.

cerebro-

The brain.

cervico-

The cervix; the neck.

chaeto-

Hair.

cheilo-

A lip.

chiro-

A hand.

chole-

Bile or gall.

chondro-

A cartilage; a grain.

chorio-

The chorion or choroid.

-coel

A body cavity.

colo-

The colon.

colpo-

The vagina.

costo-

A rib or ribs.

cranio-

The cranium.

cysto-

The urinary bladder.

dacryo-

Tears.

dactylo-

Fingers or toes.

-dactyly

Having fingers or toes of a given type.

-derm

Skin; covering.

dermato-

The skin.

digiti-

A finger; finger-like.

dorsi-

The back.

duodeno-

Duodenum.

embryo-

An embryo.

encephalo-

The brain.

-enchyma

Cellular tissue.

entero-

The intestine.

femoro-

The thigh or thigh bone.

feto-

The fetus.

ganglio-

Ganglion.

gastro-

The stomach; feeding.

gingivo-

The gums.

glio-

The glia.

gluteo-

The buttocks.

gnatho-

The jaw.

-gonium

Organs of reproduction.

gono-

Sexual; reproductive.

haemo-

Blood.

-head

The head, in various senses, often figurative.

hepato-

The liver.

hidro-

Sweat.

hymeno-

A membrane; the hymen.

hypno-

Sleep; hypnosis.

hystero-

Uterus.

ileo-

The ileum.

ilio-

The ilium.

ischio-

The ischium.

labio-

The lips.

laparo-

The abdominal wall.

laryngo-

The larynx.

lipo-

Fat.

lumbo-

The lower back or loin.

lympho-

Lymph.

mammo-

A breast or breasts.

masto-

Breast.

maxillo-

The jaw.

meningo-

The meninges.

meno-

Menstruation.

metro-1

The uterus.

musculo-

Muscle.

myelo-

Bone marrow; the spinal cord.

myo-

Muscle.

myringo-

The eardrum.

naso-

The nose.

nephro-

A kidney or the kidneys.

noo-

The mind.

occipito-

The occipital bone.

-odont

Teeth; toothed.

odonto-

A tooth or teeth.

oesophago-

The oesophagus.

omphalo-

The navel; the umbilical cord.

onycho-

The nails.

oophoro-

The ovary.

ophthalmo-

The eyes.

orchido-

Testicle; orchid.

oro-2

The mouth.

osteo-

The bones.

oto-

The ears.

ovario-

An ovary.

palato-

Palate.

pancreato-

The pancreas.

papillo-

A papilla.

papulo-

A papule.

pelvi-

The pelvis.

phallo-

Penis.

pharyngo-

Pharynx.

phlebo-

A vein.

pilo-

Hair.

-pnoea

Breath, respiration.

podo-

Foot.

poro-

A pore.

procto-

Anus or rectum.

prosopo-

Face; person.

pygo-

The buttocks.

rachi-

The spine.

radio-2

The radius bone.

recto-

The rectum.

retino-

The retina.

rhino-

The nose.

sacro-

Sacrum.

salpingo-

Fallopian tube.

sarco-

Flesh or fleshy tissue; muscle.

scapulo-

The shoulder blade.

sialo-

Saliva; salivary gland.

sino-1

A sinus.

somato-

The body.

somni-

Sleep.

spermato-

Semen or sperm.

spini-

Thorn or spine; the spine or spinal cord.

splanchno-

The viscera; intestines.

spleno-

The spleen.

spondylo-

A vertebra.

staphylo-

The uvula; a bunch or cluster.

sterno-

The breastbone or sternum.

talo-

The ankle bone.

tarso-

The tarsus.

temporo-

The temporal bones.

teno-

A tendon.

thalamo-

The thalamus.

thoraco-

The chest or thorax.

thymo-

The thymus.

tibio-

The tibia.

tracheo-

The trachea.

tricho-

Hair.

tympano-

The eardrum.

ulno-

The ulna.

urano-1

The heavens; the palate.

uretero-

The ureter.

urethro-

The urethra.

urino-

Urine; the urinary system.

uro-2

Urine or the urinary organs.

utero-

The uterus.

vagino-

The vagina.

vago-

The vagus nerve.

veno-

A vein.

viscero-

The viscera.

vulvo-

The female external genitals, the vulva.

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