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adip- adipose tissue; tissue that stores fat
chondr- cartilage cell
-cyt bone cell
epi- epithelial tissue; tissue that covers all free body surfaces
-gila cells that support neurons; part of the nervous tissue
hist- tissue
hyal- glass
inter- band between adjacent cardiac muscle cells
macr- large phagocytic cell
neur- nerve
os- bone tissue
pseud- tissue with cells that appear to be in layers, but are not
squam- tissue with flattened or scalelike cells
strat- tissue with cells that are in layers
stria- striation
cut- beneath the skin
derm- inner layer of the skin
follic- tubelike depression in which a hair develops
kerat- protein produced as epidermal cells die and harden
melan- dark pigment produced by certain cells
seb- gland that secretes an oily substance
athlete's foot A fungal infection affecting the skin between the toes. It is a form of ringworm.
birthmark An unusual and typically permanent brown or red mark on someone's body from birth.
boil a skin infection that starts in a hair follicle or oil gland.
carbuncle a severe abscess or multiple boil in skin, typically infected with staphylococcus bacteria.
cyst in an animal or plant, a thin-walled, hollow organ or cavity containing a liquid secretion; a sac, vesicle, or bladder.
erythema superficial reddening of the skin, usually in patches, as a result of injury or irritation causing dilation of the blood capillaries.
herpes any of a group of viral diseases caused by herpes viruses, affecting the skin or the nervous system.
keloid an area of irregular fibrous tissue formed at the site of a scar or injury
mole a small, often slightly raised blemish on the skin made dark by a high concentration of melanin.
pediculosis infestation with lice
pruritus itching. Associated with a number of disorders, including dry skin, skin disease, pregnancy, and rarely, cancer.
pustule a small blister or pimple on the skin containing pus.
scabies a contagious skin disease marked by itching and small raised red spots, caused by the itch mite.
seborrhea excessive discharge of sebum from the sebaceous glands
ulcer an open sore on an external or internal surface of the body, caused by a break in the skin or mucous membrane that fails to heal.
urticaria a rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely, sometimes with dangerous swelling, caused by an allergic reaction, typically to specific foods.
wart a small, hard, benign growth on the skin, caused by a virus.
Created by: hannahpiper