Word roots, prefixes and suffixes of anatomical terms :
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|ocul-||Oculist||Of or pertaining to the eye|
|odont-||orthodontist||Of or pertaining to teeth|
|ole||small or little|
|oligo-||Oligotrophy||Having little, having few|
|om-||Omoplate||Of or pertaining to the shoulder|
|-oma (singular), -omata (plural)||Sarcoma||Tumor, mass, collection|
|omphal-||Omphalotomy||Of or pertaining to the navel, the umbilicus|
|onco-||Oncology||Tumor, bulk, volume|
|onych-||Onychophagy||Of or pertaining to the nail|
|oo-||Oogenesis||Of or pertaining to the an egg, the ovum|
|oophor-||Oophorectomy||Of or pertaining to the woman's ovary|
|ophthalm-||Ophthalmology||Of or pertaining to the eye|
|optic-||Opticochemical||Of or relating to chemical properties of the eye|
|or-||Oral||Of or pertaining to the mouth|
|orchi-, orchid-, orch-||Orchiectomy||Testis|
|ortho-||Orthodontist||Denoting something as straight or correct|
|-osis||Psychosis||a condition, disease or increase|
|osm-||Anosmia||Odour, sense of smell|
|-ostomy||Colostomy||Create an opening|
|ot-||Otology||Of or pertaining to the ear|
|ovari-||Ovariectomy||Of or pertaining to the ovaries|
|ovo-, ovi-, ov-||Ovogenesis||Of or pertaining to the eggs, the ovum|
|oxo-||Addition of oxygen|
|oxy-||Sharp, acid, acute, oxygen|
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- Articles - Here you'll find a range of short articles on basic anatomy and physiology topics, complete with a few 'test yourself' questions for each one.
- Images and pdf's - Just in case you get tired of looking at the screen we've provided images and pdf files that you can print out and use for 'off-line' practice.
- Word Roots - When you learn the word roots, prefixes and suffixes contained within anatomical and medical terms, you can often work out what they mean. This can be a useful skill as you progress in your studies, so we've provided a dictionary to help you!
- Games - Finally in the resources section, we've added some simple games to make anatomy and physiology practice a little bit more fun.