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Medical Terminology


-otomy surgical incision
-ectomy surgical excision
-ostomy surgical opening
-itis inflammation
-ology study of
-ologist one who studies and practices (specialist)
-tripsy surgical crushing
-oma tumor
-gram record; x-ray film
-graph insturment used to record
-graphy process of recording; x-ray filming
-osis abnormal condition
-rrhea flow; excessive discharge
-rrhaphy suturing
-al pertaining to
-ary pertaining to
-ial pertaining to
-ic pertaining to
-algia pain
-cele hernia; protrusion
-cyte cell
-emesis vomiting
-malacia softening
-pathy disease
-plegia paralysis
-phagia eating
-scope insturment to view with
-scopy visual examination
-thorax chest
-uria urine; urination
olig- few, scanty
a/an- without
macro- large
micro- small
heter/o- opposite
homo- same
hyper- above, excessive
hypo- below, deficient
tachy- fast, rapid
brady- slow
dys- difficult, painful
peri- surrounding
poly- many
inter- between
intra- within
neo- new
trans- through, across
hydro- water
uni- one
bi- two
tri- three
quad- four
epi- upon, over
anti- against
endo- within
hemi- half
mal- bad
post- after
pre- before
supra- above
Created by: madelineolsoon