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Med Term 4-5


-ectomy excision or surgical removal
-ia diseased or abnormal state, condition of
-a noun suffix,no meaning
-coccus berry shaped(form of bacterium)
per- through
para- beside,beyond,around,abnormal
sub- under,below
trans- through,across,beyond
-tome instrument used to cut
adenoid/o adenoids
rrhea flow,discharge
-phagia eating or swallowing
-malacia softening
-plasty surgical repair
-opsy view of, viewing
-itis inflammation
myc/o fungus
bi/o life
crypt/o hidden
trich/o hair
heter/o other
aut/o self
seb/o sebum(oil)
coni/o dust
intra- within
xer/o dry
pachy/o thick
epi- on,upon,over
rhytid/o wrinkles
necr/o death (cells,body)
strept/o twisted chains
pharyng/o pharynx
epiglott/o epiglottis
bronchi/o, bronch/o bronchus
lob/o lobe
diaphragmat/o, phren/o diaphragm
nas/o, rhin/o nose
alveol/o aveolus
laryng/o larynx
sinus/o sinus
tonsill/o tonsil
pleur/o pleura
pulmon/o lung
thorac/o thorax
trache/o trachea
pneum/o, pneumat/o, pneumon/o lung,air
sept/o septum
py/o pus
phon/o sound,voice
hem/o, hemat/o blood
orth/o straight
muc/o mucus
capn/o carbon dioxide
atel/o imperfect,incomplete
ox/o, ox/i oxygen
spir/o breathe, breathing
pan- all,total
endo- within
tachy- fast, rapid
somn/o sleep
eu- normal,good
a-,an- without or absence of
poly- many,much
-rrhagia rapid flow of blood
-pnea breathing
-tomy cut into or incision
-thorax chest
-pexy surgical fixation, suspension
-stomy creation of an artificial opening
-metry measurement
-stenosis constriction or narrowing
-emia blood condition
-ar, -ary, -eal pertaining to
-scopic pertaining to visual examination
-ectasis stretching out, dilatation, expansion
-algia pain
-scope instrument used for visual examination
-meter instrument used to measure
-centesis surgical puncture to aspirate fluid ( with a sterile needle)
-spasm sudden, involuntary muscle contraction
-graphy process of recording, radiographic imaging
-cele hernia or protrusion
-scopy visual examination
kerat/o horny tissue, hard
cutane/o, derm/o, dermat/o skin
onych/o, ungu/o nail
hidr/o sweat
Created by: ktbultema