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Chapter 1

Word Parts and Power Point

Word PartsDefinition
-algia pain, painful condition
dys- bad, difficult, painful
-ectomy surgical removal, cutting out, excision
hyper- excessive, increased
hypo- deficient, decreased
-itis inflammation
-osis abnormal condition, disease
-ostomy surgically creating an opening
-otomy cutting, surgical incision
-plasty surgical repair
-rrhage, -rrhagia bleeding, abnormal excessive fluid discharge
-rrhaphy surgical suturing
-rrhea flow or discharge
-rrhexis rupture
-sclerosis abnormal hardening
cyan/o blue
erythr/o red
leuk/o white
melan/o black, dark
poli/o grey matter of the brain and spinal cord
myel/o spinal cord, bone marrow
my/o muscle
neur/o nerve, nerve tissue
oste/o bone
arthr/o joint
-dynia pain
-malacia abnormal softening
-megaly enlargement
-necrosis tissue death
-stenosis abnormal narrowing
-centesis surgical puncture to remove fluid
-gram record
-graphy procedure of recording
pre- before, in front of
-scopy visual examination
peri- surrounding, around
post- after, behind
ab- away from, negative, absent
ad- toward, to, in the direction of
eu- good, normal, well, easy
inter- between, among
intra- within, inside
sub- under, less, below
super-/supra- above, excessive, higher than
an- no, not, without
a- no, not, without, away from, negative
-ia abnormal condition, disease
arteri/o artery
ather/o plaque, fatty substance
arthr/o joint
ileum small intestine
ilium hip bone
mucous pertaining to, adjective
mucus noun - mucus
an-, ana- up, apart, backward, excessive
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