Urinary Root Words

  1. Root:

    creatinine (kree + at + in + in)
    a waste material in urine

    • Medical Term:
    • creatinuria (excess creatinine)
  2. Root:

    cysto (sis + toe)
    bladder

    • Medical Term:
    • cystoscopy (bladder examination)
  3. Root:

    glomerulo (glum + uh + rule + oh)
    nephron part; little ball

    • Medical Term:
    • glomerulitis (glomeruli inflammation)
  4. Root:

    nephro (nef + row)
    kidney

    • Medical Term:
    • nephrectomy (kidney removal)
  5. Root:

    peritoneo (pear + uh + toe + knee + oh)
    lining of abdominal organs

    • Medical Term:
    • peritonitis (peritoneum inflammation)
  6. Root:

    pyelo (pie + el + oh)
    pelvis

    • Medical Term:
    • pyelonephritis (pelvis and kidney inflammation)
  7. Root:

    reni (ree + knee)
    kidney

    • Medical Term:
    • reniform (kidney shaped)
  8. Root:

    uretero (your + uh + tuh + row)
    ureter

    • Medical Term:
    • ureterocele (ureter tumor)
  9. Root:

    urethro (your + ee + throw)
    urethra

    • Medical Term:
    • urethritis (urethra inflammation)
  10. Root:

    uri (your + ee)
    urine

    • Medical Term:
    • uriposia (drinking of urine)
  11. Root:

    uric (your + ick)
    pertaining to urine

    • Medical Term:
    • uricemia (uric acid in blood)
  12. Root:

    urina (your + ee + nuh)
    urine

    • Medical Term:
    • urination (discharge of urine)
  13. Root:

    uro (your + oh)
    urine

    • Medical Term:
    • urology (urine, study of)
Author
tchmura
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Urinary Root Words
Description
Root terms pertaining to the urinary system. The urinary system includes the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra.
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