Medical Terminology Study Guide & Index:
Word Parts & Anatomical Terms

This guide contains some of the vocabulary that's covered in our Medical Terminology flashcards:

Looking for medical acronyms and prescription abbreviations? The rest of Volume 2 is covered in our other guide: Medical Acronyms & Prescription Abbreviations.

This list is also a comprehensive study guide of medical terminology to learn to help you succeed in nursing school and other healthcare fields. If you can understand how to break down a word into its parts, you can translate words you've never seen before when you encounter them on an exam!


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Term Card Section
Abdominal Body Cavity 148, 149 Anatomical Terms
Abdominopelvic Cavity 149 Anatomical Terms
Antebrachium 133, 134, 137 Anatomical Terms
Antecubital 133, 137 Anatomical Terms
Antecubitis 137 Anatomical Terms
Anterior 143, 144 Anatomical Terms
Anterior Body Cavity 149 Anatomical Terms
Auris 132, 136 Anatomical Terms
Axilla 133, 137 Anatomical Terms
Axillary 137 Anatomical Terms
Brachial 137 Anatomical Terms
Brachium 133, 134, 137 Anatomical Terms
Bucca 132, 135 Anatomical Terms
Buccal (bucc) 135, 197 Anatomical Terms
Calcaneal 142 Anatomical Terms
Calcaneus 134, 142 Anatomical Terms
Carpal 137 Anatomical Terms
Carpus 133, 137 Anatomical Terms
Caudal 143, 144 Anatomical Terms
Cephalic 135 Anatomical Terms
Cephalon 134, 135 Anatomical Terms
Cervical 136 Anatomical Terms
Cervicis 132, 134, 136 Anatomical Terms
Coronal Plane 146, 147 Anatomical Terms
Cranial 143, 144 Anatomical Terms
Cranial Cavity 148, 149 Anatomical Terms
Crural 141 Anatomical Terms
Crus 133, 141 Anatomical Terms
Diaphragm 148, 149 Anatomical Terms
Digital 138 Anatomical Terms
Digits 133, 138 Anatomical Terms
Distal 143, 145 Anatomical Terms
Dorsal 139, 143, 144 Anatomical Terms
Dorsal Body Cavity 148, 149 Anatomical Terms
Dorsum 134, 139 Anatomical Terms
Facial 135 Anatomical Terms
Facies 132, 135 Anatomical Terms
Femoral 141 Anatomical Terms
Femur 133, 134, 141 Anatomical Terms
Frons 132, 135 Anatomical Terms
Frontal 135 Anatomical Terms
Frontal Plane 146, 147 Anatomical Terms
Gluteal 140 Anatomical Terms
Gluteus 134, 140 Anatomical Terms
Hallux 133, 142 Anatomical Terms
Horizontal Plane 146, 147 Anatomical Terms
Iliac 140 Anatomical Terms
Ilium 140 Anatomical Terms
Inferior 143, 144 Anatomical Terms
Inguen 133, 140 Anatomical Terms
Inguinal 140 Anatomical Terms
Lateral 143, 145 Anatomical Terms
Lumbar 139 Anatomical Terms
Lumbus 134, 139 Anatomical Terms
Mamma 133, 139 Anatomical Terms
Mammary 139 Anatomical Terms
Manual 138 Anatomical Terms
Manus 134, 138 Anatomical Terms
Medial 143, 145 Anatomical Terms
Mental 135 Anatomical Terms
Mentus 135 Anatomical Terms
Nasal 136 Anatomical Terms
Nasus 132, 136 Anatomical Terms
Ocular 136 Anatomical Terms
Oculus 132, 136 Anatomical Terms
Olecranal 137 Anatomical Terms
Olecranon 134, 137 Anatomical Terms
Oral 136 Anatomical Terms
Orbital 136 Anatomical Terms
Oris 132, 136 Anatomical Terms
Otic 136 Anatomical Terms
Palma 133, 138 Anatomical Terms
Palmar 138 Anatomical Terms
Patella 133, 141 Anatomical Terms
Patellar 141 Anatomical Terms
Pedal 142 Anatomical Terms
Pelvic 140 Anatomical Terms
Pelvic Cavity 148, 149 Anatomical Terms
Pelvis 133, 140 Anatomical Terms
Pes 133, 142 Anatomical Terms
Phalangeal 138 Anatomical Terms
Phalanges 133, 138 Anatomical Terms
Planta 134, 142 Anatomical Terms
Plantar 142 Anatomical Terms
Pollex 133, 138 Anatomical Terms
Popliteal 141 Anatomical Terms
Popliteus 134, 141 Anatomical Terms
Posterior 143, 144 Anatomical Terms
Posterior Body Cavity 149 Anatomical Terms
Proximal 143, 145 Anatomical Terms
Pubic 140 Anatomical Terms
Pubis 133, 140 Anatomical Terms
Sagittal Plane 146, 147 Anatomical Terms
Spinal Cavity 148, 149 Anatomical Terms
Superior 143, 144 Anatomical Terms
Sura 134, 141 Anatomical Terms
Sural 141 Anatomical Terms
Tarsal 142 Anatomical Terms
Tarsus 133, 142 Anatomical Terms
Thoracic 139 Anatomical Terms
Thoracic Cavity 148, 149 Anatomical Terms
Thorax 139 Anatomical Terms
Thorcis 133, 139 Anatomical Terms
Transverse Plane 146, 147 Anatomical Terms
Umbilical 139 Anatomical Terms
Umbilicus 133, 139 Anatomical Terms
Ventral 143, 144 Anatomical Terms
Ventral Body Cavity 148, 149 Anatomical Terms
Vertebral Cavity 148 Anatomical Terms
A- 30 Prefixes
Ab- 3 Prefixes
Ad- 3 Prefixes
Alb/o- 24 Prefixes
All/o- 33 Prefixes
An- 30 Prefixes
Ante- 4 Prefixes
Anter/o- 4 Prefixes
Anti- 32 Prefixes
Auto- 36 Prefixes
Bi- 21 Prefixes
Bio- 37 Prefixes
Brachy- 20 Prefixes
Brady- 19 Prefixes
Carcin/o- 27 Prefixes
Chem/o- 37 Prefixes
Circum- 6 Prefixes
Co- 31 Prefixes
Contra- 32 Prefixes
Cry/o- 38 Prefixes
Crypto- 44 Prefixes
Cyan/o- 25 Prefixes
De- 35 Prefixes
Deci- 23 Prefixes
Diplo- 16 Prefixes
Dis- 35 Prefixes
Dys- 26 Prefixes
Echo- 40 Prefixes
Ect/o- 8 Prefixes
Electr/o- 40 Prefixes
En- 9 Prefixes
End/o- 9 Prefixes
Epi- 10 Prefixes
Erythr/o- 25 Prefixes
Eu- 42 Prefixes
Ex/o- 8 Prefixes
Extra- 8 Prefixes
Gluc/o- 41 Prefixes
Glyc/o- 41 Prefixes
Hemi- 16 Prefixes
Heter/o- 33 Prefixes
Homo- 34 Prefixes
Hydr/o- 41 Prefixes
Hyper- 17 Prefixes
Hypo- 17 Prefixes
Idi/o- 36 Prefixes
In- 9, 30 Prefixes
Infra- 11 Prefixes
Inter- 12 Prefixes
Intra- 9 Prefixes
Is/o- 34 Prefixes
Juxta- 7 Prefixes
Kilo- 23 Prefixes
Kines/o- 43 Prefixes
Kinesi/o- 43 Prefixes
Later/o- 7 Prefixes
Leuk/o- 24 Prefixes
Lith/o- 45 Prefixes
Macro- 18 Prefixes
Mal- 26 Prefixes
Medi/o- 12 Prefixes
Meg/a- 18 Prefixes
Megal/o- 18 Prefixes
Melan/o- 25 Prefixes
Mes/o- 12 Prefixes
Micro- 18, 23 Prefixes
Mid- 12 Prefixes
Milli- 23 Prefixes
Mon/o- 21 Prefixes
Multi- 15 Prefixes
Nano- 23 Prefixes
Necr/o- 27 Prefixes
Neo- 45 Prefixes
Non- 30 Prefixes
Normo- 42 Prefixes
Nulli- 14 Prefixes
Olig/o- 14 Prefixes
Onco- 27 Prefixes
Ortho- 43 Prefixes
Pan- 44 Prefixes
Par/a- 7 Prefixes
Para- 29 Prefixes
Path/o- 26 Prefixes
Peri- 6 Prefixes
Pharmaco- 37 Prefixes
Phon/o- 39 Prefixes
Phot/o- 39 Prefixes
Poly- 15 Prefixes
Post- 5 Prefixes
Pre- 4 Prefixes
Pseudo- 44 Prefixes
Py/o- 28 Prefixes
Pyr/o- 28 Prefixes
Quadr/i- 22 Prefixes
Re- 5, 45 Prefixes
Retro- 5 Prefixes
Semi- 16 Prefixes
Seps/o- 28 Prefixes
Sten/o- 29 Prefixes
Sub- 11 Prefixes
Super- 10 Prefixes
Supra- 10 Prefixes
Sym- 31 Prefixes
Syn- 31 Prefixes
Tachy- 19 Prefixes
Tele/o- 20 Prefixes
Tetra- 22 Prefixes
Therm/o- 38 Prefixes
Trans- 13 Prefixes
Tri- 22 Prefixes
Ultra- 13 Prefixes
Uni- 21 Prefixes
Ventr/o- 4 Prefixes
Xer/o- 29 Prefixes
Acous/o 61 Roots
Acr/o 103 Roots
Aden/o 105 Roots
Adip/o 101 Roots
Adren/o 77 Roots
Alveol/o 50 Roots
Amni/o 95 Roots
An/o 81 Roots
Andr/o 96 Roots
Angi/o 53 Roots
Aort/o 52 Roots
Appendic/o 82 Roots
Arteri/o 54 Roots
Arthr/o 67 Roots
Atri/o 52 Roots
Blephar/o 59 Roots
Bronchiol/o 48 Roots
Bronch/o 48 Roots
Bucc/o 63 Roots
Burs/o 67 Roots
Capn/o 50 Roots
Cardi/o 51 Roots
Carp/o 72 Roots
Cec/o 80 Roots
Cellul/o 102 Roots
Cerebr/o 56 Roots
Cervic/o 68, 93 Roots
Cheil/o 62 Roots
Chol/e 83 Roots
Cholangi/o 83 Roots
Cholecyst/o 83 Roots
Chondr/o 67 Roots
Cid/o 105 Roots
Clavic/o 69 Roots
Coccyg/o 73 Roots
Col/o 80 Roots
Colon/o 80 Roots
Colp/o 94 Roots
Coron/o 51 Roots
Cost/o 69 Roots
Crani/o 68 Roots
Crin/o 105 Roots
Cutane/o 100 Roots
Cyst/o 86 Roots
Cyt/o 102 Roots
Dactyl/o 103 Roots
Dent/o 64 Roots
Derm/o 100 Roots
Dermat/o 100 Roots
Duoden/o 79 Roots
Encephal/o 56 Roots
Enter/o 78 Roots
Epididym/o 98 Roots
Episi/o 94 Roots
Esophag/o 78 Roots
Femor/o 75 Roots
Fibr/o 102 Roots
Fibul/o 75 Roots
Galact/o 90 Roots
Gastr/o 78 Roots
Genit/o 88 Roots
Gingiv/o 64 Roots
Glomerul/o 85 Roots
Gloss/o 63 Roots
Gonad/o 88 Roots
Gravid/o 95 Roots
Gyn/o 89 Roots
Hem/o 55 Roots
Hemat/o 55 Roots
Hepat/o 82 Roots
Hist/o 102 Roots
Humer/o 71 Roots
Hyster/o 93 Roots
Ile/o 79 Roots
Ili/o 74 Roots
Immun/o 99 Roots
Ischi/o 74 Roots
Jejun/o 79 Roots
Kerat/o 60 Roots
Lacrim/o 59 Roots
Lact/o 90 Roots
Lamin/o 70 Roots
Lapar/o 104 Roots
Laryng/o 47 Roots
Lingu/o 63 Roots
Lip/o 101 Roots
Lymph/o 99 Roots
Mamm/o 90 Roots
Mandibul/o 68 Roots
Mast/o 90 Roots
Maxill/o 68 Roots
Men/o 89 Roots
Mening/o 57 Roots
Metacarp/o 72 Roots
Metatars/o 76 Roots
Metr/o 93 Roots
Muscul/o 66 Roots
My/o 66 Roots
Myel/o 57, 65 Roots
Myring/o 61 Roots
Nas/o 46 Roots
Nat/o 95 Roots
Nephr/o 84 Roots
Neur/o 57 Roots
Ocul/o 58 Roots
Odont 64 Roots
Onych/o 101 Roots
O/o 92 Roots
Oophor/o 91 Roots
Ophthalm/o 59 Roots
Opt/o 58 Roots
Optic/o 58 Roots
Orchid/o 97 Roots
Orchi/o 97 Roots
Oro 62 Roots
Oss/i 65 Roots
Osse/o 65 Roots
Oste/o 65 Roots
Ot/o 61 Roots
Ovari/o 91 Roots
Ov/o 91 Roots
Palat/o 64 Roots
Pancreat/o 82 Roots
Parathyroid 77 Roots
Patell/o 75 Roots
Pelv/o 73 Roots
Periton/o 104 Roots
Phalang/o 72 Roots
Pharyng/o 47 Roots
Phleb/o 54 Roots
Phren/o 104 Roots
Pituitar 77 Roots
Pleur/o 49 Roots
Pneum/o 49 Roots
Proct/o 81 Roots
Prostat/o 98 Roots
Psych/o 56 Roots
Pub/o 74 Roots
Pulmon/o 49 Roots
Pyel/o 84 Roots
Radi/o 71 Roots
Rect/o 81 Roots
Ren/o 84 Roots
Retin/o 60 Roots
Rhin/o 46 Roots
Sacr/o 73 Roots
Salping/o 92 Roots
Sangu/i 55 Roots
Scapul/o 69 Roots
Scler/o 29, 60 Roots
Scrot/o 98 Roots
Sigmoid/o 80 Roots
Somat/o 103 Roots
Sperm/o 96 Roots
Spermat/o 96 Roots
Spir/o 50 Roots
Splen/o 99 Roots
Spondyl/o 70 Roots
Stern/o 69 Roots
Stomat/o 62 Roots
Tars/o 76 Roots
Ten/o 66 Roots
Tendin/o 66 Roots
Testicul/o 97 Roots
Thorac/o 48 Roots
Thromb/o 55 Roots
Thyro 77 Roots
Tibi/o 75 Roots
Tonsill/o 99 Roots
Trache/o 47 Roots
Tympan/o 61 Roots
Uln/o 71 Roots
Ur/o 87 Roots
Ureter/o 85 Roots
Urethr/o 87 Roots
Urin/o 87 Roots
Uter/o 93 Roots
Vagin/o 94 Roots
Valvul/o 52 Roots
Vas/o 53 Roots
Vascul/o 53 Roots
Ven/o 54 Roots
Ventricul/o 52 Roots
Vertebr/o 70 Roots
Vesic/o 86 Roots
Viscer/o 104 Roots
Vulv/o 94 Roots
-algia 112 Suffixes
-ase 131 Suffixes
-blast 130 Suffixes
-cele 113 Suffixes
-centesis 110 Suffixes
-clast 130 Suffixes
-cyte 124 Suffixes
-cytic 124 Suffixes
-cytosis 119 Suffixes
-dynia 112 Suffixes
-eal 125 Suffixes
-ectasis 114 Suffixes
-ectomy 110 Suffixes
-edema 113 Suffixes
-emesis 115 Suffixes
-emia 116 Suffixes
-emic 116 Suffixes
-esis 123 Suffixes
-genesis 126 Suffixes
-genic 126 Suffixes
-gram 107 Suffixes
-graph 107 Suffixes
-graphy 107 Suffixes
-ia 123 Suffixes
-iac 125 Suffixes
-ial 125 Suffixes
-iasis 120 Suffixes
-iatrist 106 Suffixes
-iatry 106 Suffixes
-ism 123 Suffixes
-ic 125 Suffixes
-itis 113 Suffixes
-ium 124 Suffixes
-lithiasis 117 Suffixes
-lysis 117 Suffixes
-lytic 117 Suffixes
-malacia 118 Suffixes
-megaly 114 Suffixes
-meter 109 Suffixes
-metry 109 Suffixes
-oid 131 Suffixes
-ologist 106 Suffixes
-ology 106 Suffixes
-oma 120 Suffixes
-opia 116 Suffixes
-opsia 116 Suffixes
-opsy 108 Suffixes
-osis 120 Suffixes
-ostomy 110 Suffixes
-otomy 110 Suffixes
-oxia 127 Suffixes
-paresis 121 Suffixes
-pathy 120 Suffixes
-penia 119 Suffixes
-pexy 111 Suffixes
-phagia 128 Suffixes
-phasia 128 Suffixes
-philic 129 Suffixes
-phobia 122 Suffixes
-phobic 129 Suffixes
-physis 130 Suffixes
-plasia 114 Suffixes
-plasty 111 Suffixes
-plegia 121 Suffixes
-pnea 127 Suffixes
-poiesis 126 Suffixes
-rrhage 115 Suffixes
-rrhea 115 Suffixes
-sclerosis 118 Suffixes
-scope 108 Suffixes
-scopy 108 Suffixes
-sepsis 122 Suffixes
-spasm 121 Suffixes
-stasis 130 Suffixes
-therapy 131 Suffixes
-toxic 122 Suffixes
-tripsy 111 Suffixes
-trophy 114 Suffixes
-tropin 126 Suffixes
-uria 116 Suffixes