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Med Term Ch. 3


abdomin/o abdomen
acr/o extremities, top, extreme point
acu/o sharp, severe, sudden
aden/o gland
adip/o fat
amni/o amnion (sac surrounding the embryo in the uterus)
angi/o vessel
arteri/o artery
arthr/o joint
axill/o armpit
bi/o life
blephar/o eyelid
bronch/o bronchial tubes
leuk/o white
lymph/o lymph (clear fluid)
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
neutr/o neutrophil (a white blood cell)
opthalm/o eye
oste/o bone
ot/o ear
path/o disease
-algia pain
-cele hernia
-centesis surgical puncture to remove fluid
-coccus (plural -cocci) berry-shaped bacterium (plural bacteria)
-cyte cell
-dynia pain
-ectomy excision, removal, resection
-emia blood condition
-genesis condition of producing, forming
-gram record
-graph instrument for recording
-graphy process of recording
-itis inflammation
-logy study of
-lysis breakdown, destruction, separation
-malacia softening
-megaly enlargement
-oma tumor, mass, collection of fluid
-opsy to view
-osis condition, usually abnormal
-pathy disease condition
-penia deficiency
-phobia fear
-plasia development, formation, growth
-plasty surgical repair
-ptosis drooping, sagging, prolapse
-sclerosis hardening
-scope instrument for visual examination
-scopy process of visual examination (with an endoscope)
-stasis stopping, controlling
-stomy opening to form a mouth (stoma)
-therapy treatment
-tomy incision, cutting into
-trophy development, nourishing
-er one who
-ia condition
-ist specialist
-ole little, small
-ule little, small
-um, -ium structure, tissue
-us structure, substance
-y condition, process
-ac, -iac pertaining to
-al pertaining to
-ar pertaining to
-ary pertaining to
-eal pertaining to
-genic pertaining to, producing, produced by, or in
-ic, -ical pertaining to
-oid resembling
-ose pertaining to, full of
-ous pertaining to
-tic pertaining to
carcino cancer
cardio heart
chemo drug, chemical
chondro cartilage
chrono time
colo colon (large intestine)
cysto urinary bladder
encephalo brain
erythro red
hemo blood
hepato liver
hydro water, fluid
inguino groin
ischo to hold back
laparo abdomen,abdominal wall
laryngo larynx (voice box)
peritoneo peritoneum
phago to eat, swallow
phlebo vein
plaso formation, development
pleuro pleura (membrane surrounding lungs and adjacent to the chest wall)
pneumono lungs
pulmono lungs
radio x-rays
recto rectum
reno kidney
rhino nose
sarco flesh
spleno spleen
straphylo clusters
strepto twisted chains
thoraco chest
thrombo clot
tonsillo tonsils
tracheo trachea
veno vein
Created by: hkulovitz