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Lesson 1 Med Terms

Common Root and Musculoskeletal Terms

adeno gland ***gland, sweat gland, sweaty dinosaur, a dino, adeno*** adenoma- gland tumor
calculi stone ***stone, counting stones, math, calculus, calculi*** calculosis- stones
cele tumor, cyst, hernia ***tumor, two more, sale, cele*** hydrocele- water cyst, tumor
cyto cell ***cell, jail cell, the hole, site, hole, cyto*** cytology-study of cells
glyco sweet, sugar ***sugar, doughnut, "o", gee like "o", glyco*** glycosuria- sugar in the urine
homeo, homo similar, same, like ***same, same home, home, homeo*** homeostasis-same environment
lingua tongue ***tongue, eat, pasta, linguini, lingua*** linguiform- tongue shaped
lip fat ***fat, fatty, fatty food, passes through your lips, lip*** lipoma-fat tumor
lith stone ***stone, speaking with stones in your mouth, lisp, lith*** lithotripsy-stone dissolve
madaro falling hair ***falling hair, hair cut, sharp cut, arrow, mad arrow, madaro*** madarosis-loss of eyelashes or eyebrows
psych mind ***mind, circuit, cycle, psych*** psycho- mind; study of psychology; mental processes
pyo pus ***pus, yellow ooze, yellow, lemon, lemon pie, pie, pus*** pyogenic-pus producing
radi rays ***rays, 4 letters, D is the 4th letter, ray+d= radi*** radiology-rays, study of
thermic heat ***heat, temperature, thermometer, thermic*** thermobiosis-exists at high temperature
arthro joint ***joint, arm bend, throw, r+throw, arthro*** arthritis- joint inflammation
carpo wrist ***wrist, drive car with wrists, carpool, carpo*** carpoptosis-wrist dropping
chondro cartilage ***cartilage, cart, apart, apartment, condo, chondro*** chondromalacia-cartilage, soft
costa rib ***rib, buying ribs, cost, costa*** intercostal-between ribs
cranio skull ***skull, houses brain, rhymes with brain, crane, cranio*** craniotomy- skull incision
dactyl finger ***finger, web fingers, duck, duck tail, dactyl*** dactylitis-finger inflammation
ili hip ***hip, cool, temperature, ill, ill+e= ili*** iliosacral- ilium and sacrum
manus hand ***hand, help, man, manus*** manicure-hand care
myel bone marrow ***marrow, tomorrow, distance, mile, myel*** myeloma-marrow tumor
myo muscle ***muscle, contract, spread, mayonaise, mayo, myo*** myoedema-muscle swelling
orthro straighten ***straighten, hammer, Thor, or Thor, orthor*** orthopedic-concerning deformities
osteo bone ***bone, shell, oyster, osteo*** osteoplast-bone surgery
pedi foot ***foot, pedal, pedia*** pedicure-foot care
spondyl vertebra ***vertebra, spine, spin, spindle, spondyl*** spondylitis- vertebrae inflammation
Created by: selonimes