More medical word roots

X ray- x for unknown quantity
Nicotine- for Jean Nicot, Fr. Ambassador who sent seeds back to France
Bulimia- the hunger of an ox
Endoscope- endo- within

Latin
Angina, caries, delirium, fistula, mucus, tibia, verruca, vertebra, virus, placenta, cortex from corticis ‘bark’, ovum from ovi (egg)- oval, oral, mammary, renal
Bacillus- little stick

Pairs of Greek and Latin
Mastectomy- mammary
Hypodermic/ subcutaneous

Greek Latin hybrids
Appendicitis, hypertension, radiology

Greek plus English
Antibody

Greek plus Arabic
Alcoholism

Greek
Glucose- gluekos- sweet wine
Morphine- Morpheus- god of sleep
Cholera- Greek- Khole- gall/ bile

French
Grand mal and petit mal
Dentist- (dent = tooth)

Arabic or Persian
Alkali, soda, retina

Onomatopoeia
Sneeze, sniffle, snore
Hiccup
Wheeze

Short forms
ECG
Electrocardiogram

AIDS
Acquired immune deficiency system

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As this is more a resource for teachers to use than a ready-to-use photocopiable worksheet, no PDF this time!

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