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Chapter 11

WORD PARTS

TermDefinition
aneurysm/o Aneurysm (widening)
angi/o blood vessel
aort/o aorta (largest artery)
arter/o arter/i Artery
ather/o yellow plaque, fat
atri/o atrium
axill/o armpit
brachi/o arm
cardi/o heart
cholesterol/o cholesterol
coron/o heart (crown or circle)
cyan/o blue
isch/o to hold back
my/o muscle
myx/o mucus
ox/o oxygen
pericardi/o pericardium
phleb/o vein
pulmon/o lung
rrhythm/o rhythm
sphygm/o pulse
steth/o chest
thromb/o clot
valv/o valvul/o valve
vas/o vessel, duct
vascul/o blood vessel
ven/o ven/i vein
ventricul/o ventricle of the heart or brain
-constriction narrowing
-dilation widening, stretching
-emia blood condition
-graphy process of recording
-lysis breakdown, destruction
-megaly enlargement
-meter measure
-oma tumor, mass
-osis condition usually abnormal
-plasty surgical repair
-sclerosis hardening
-tomy process of cutting
a- an- no, not, without
brady- slow
de- lack of, down
dys- bad, painful
endo- in, within
hyper- excessive
hypo- deficient
inter- between
peri- surrounding
tachy- fast
tetra- four
tri- three
-stenosis tightening
Created by: Melann