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Med Term III-DPT

SUFFIXES and some combining forms

acr/o extremities; top; extreme point
acu/o sharp, severe, sudden
aden/o gland
agor/o marketplace
amni/o amnion (sac surrounding the embryo in the uterus)
angi/o vessel
arteri/o artery
arthr/o joint
axill/o armpit
blephar/o eyelid
broch/o bronchial tubes
carcin/o cancer
chem/o drug, chemical
chondr/o cartilage
chron/o time
col.o colon
cyst/o urinary bladder
encephal/o brain
hydr/o water; fluid
inguin/o groin
isch/o to hold back
lapar/o abdomen; abdominal wall
laryng/o larynx
lymph/o lymph
mamm/o breast
mast/o breast
morph/o shape; form
muc/o mucus
my/o muscle
myel/o spinal cord, bone marrow
necr/o death (of cells or whole body)
nephr/o kidney
neur/o nerve
neutr/o neutrophil (WBC)
ophthalm/o eye
oste/o bone
ot/o ear
path/o disease
peritone/o peritoneum
phag/o to eat, swallow
phleb/o vein
plas/o formation; development
pleur/o pleura
pneumon/o lungs
pulmon/o lungs
rect/o rectum
ren/o kidney
sarc/o flesh
splen/o spleen
staphyl/o clusters
strept/o twisted chains
thorac/o chest
thromb/o clot
tonsill/o tonsils
ven/o vein
-algia pain
arthralgia pain in a joint
otalgia pain in the ear
neuralgia pain of nerves
myalgia pain of muscles
-cele hernia
rectocele hernia of the rectum
cystocele hernia of the urinary bladder
-centesis surgical puncture to remove fluid
thoracentesis surgical puncture to remove fluid from the chest
amniocentesis surgical puncture to remove fluid from the amnion (amniotic sac)
-coccus berry-shaped bacerium
-cyte cell
-dynia pain
pleurodynia pain in the chest wall (aggravated by breathing)
-ectomy excision; removal; resection
-emia blood condition
-genesis condition of producing, forming
myel/o can also mean spinal cord
-graph instrument for recording
electroencephalograph instrument for recording the electricity in the brain
-itis inflammation
phlebitis inflammation of the vein (aka. thrombophlebitis)
-lysis breakdown; destruction; separation
hemolysis breakdown of RBCs (with release of hemoglobin)
-malacia softening
osteomalacia softening of bone
chondromalacia softening of cartilage
-megaly enlargement
spenomegaly enlargement of the spleen.
myel/o can also mean bone marrow
myeloma tumor of the bone marrow
-penia deficiency
thrombocytopenia deficiency of clotting cells (platelets)
-phobia fear
-plasia development; formation; growth
-plasty surgical repair
angioplasty repair of a vessel (artery)
-ptosis drooping; sagging; prolapse
blepharoptosis prolapse of the eyelid
-sclerosis hardening
-scope instrument for visual examination
-scopy process of visual examination
-stasis stopping; controlling
meta- beyond
metastasis beyond controlling (spread of a malignant tumor beyond its original site to a secondary organ or location)
hemostasis the stopping of blood flow (naturally by clotting or artificially by compression...)
-stomy opening to form a mouth (stoma)
-therapy treatment
-tomy incision; to cut into
phlebotomy to cut into the vein
-trophy development; nourishment
atrophy decrease in development
hypertrophy increase in development (size)
-er one who
radiographer one who assists in the making of diagnostic x-ray pics
-ia condition
-ist specialist
-ole little, small (ex: arteriole)
-ule little, small (ex: venule)
-um structure, tissue, thing
-ium structure, tissue, thing
-ar pertaining to
-ary pertaining to
-eal pertaining to
-oid resembling
-ose pertaining to; full of
-ous pertaining to
-tic pertaining to
absess collection of pus, WBC, and protein that is present at the site of infection
MIS minimally invasive surgery
Created by: christajtodd