Understanding Scientific Terms/Body-2

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Greek vase Dionysos attica 520 bC.jpg Understanding Scientific Terminology
Greek and Latin Roots of Scientific Terms.
Lessons: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Lesson 7 - The Body, part 2[edit]

Word Roots[edit]

organs[edit]

cardi/o : heart
nephr/o : kidney
pneum/o : lungs
pulmin/o : lungs
laryng/o  : larynx
hepat/o : liver
ren/o : kidney
hyster/o : uterus / womb
phall/o : penis
cyst/o : bladder or sac with fluid

cells/tissues[edit]

my/o : muscle
neur/o : nerve
oo(Greek) : egg
ovo(Latin) : egg
/cyte : cell


EXERCISE • Body-2 • Define the word
  1. oocyte
  2. myocardium
SOLUTION • Understanding Scientific Terms/Body-2 • Define the word
  1. An egg cell
  2. The muscular tissue of the heart.
reference: American Heritage dictionary