Roots Pertaining to the Urinary System

TABLE 13-1 Roots for the Kidney

ROOT

MEANING

EXAMPLE

DEFINITION OF EXAMPLE

ren/o

kidney

infrarenal in-fra-RE-nal

below the kidney

nephr/o

kidney

nephrosis nef-RO-sis

any noninflammatory disease condition of the kidney

glomerul/o

glomerulus

juxtaglomerular juks-ta-glo-MER-u-lar

near the glomerulus

pyel/o

renal pelvis

pyeloplasty pT-e-lê-PLAS-të

plastic repair of the renal pelvis

cali-, calic-

calyx

calicectasis kal-i-SEK-ta-sis

dilatation of a renal calyx

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