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Medical Term 1/6

Medical terminology 1-6

QuestionAnswer
What is the meaning of the element gastr-? stomach
What is the meaning of the element cardi-? heart
What is the meaning of the element megal-? enlarged
What is the meaning of the element -itis? inflammation
What is the meaning of the element dermat? skin
What is the meaning of the element plasti-? surgical repair
What is the meaning of the element cerebr-? brain
What is the meaning of the element path-? disease
What is the meaning of the element -ectomy? surgical removal
What is the meaning of the element enter-? intestines
What is the meaning of the element -osis? any condition
What is the meaning of the element -otomy? cut into
What is the meaning of the element aden-? gland
What is the meaning of the element angi-? vessel
What is the meaning of the element oma-? tumor
What is the meaning of the element nephr-? kidney
What is the meaning of the element hepat-? liver
What is the meaning of the element arthr-? joint
What is the meaning of the element blephar-? eyelid
What is the meaning of the element -ologist? specialist
What is the meaning of the element rhin-? nose
What is the meaning of the element gingiv-? gum
What is the meaning of the element -malacia? soft
What is the meaning of the element -ology? the study of
What is the meaning of the element spasm? involuntary contraction
What is the meaning of the element -algia? pain
What is the meaning of the element crani-? skull
What is the meaning of the element end-? inside,within
What is the meaning of the element hemi-? half
What is the meaning of the element oid-? like
What is the meaning of the element hyper-? above, more than normal
What is the meaning of the element cyst-? sac containing fluid
What is the meaning of the element chole-? bile
What is the meaning of the element hypo-? under,beneath
What is the meaning of the element -scop-? look,observe
What is the meaning of the element hyster-? uterus,womb
What is the meaning of the element -ostomy-? to create an opening
What is the meaning of the element para-? beside,beyond
What is the meaning of the element -lysis? loosening,destruction
What is the meaning of the element cervic-? neck
What is the meaning of the element chondr-? cartilage
What is the meaning of the element cyan-? blue
What is the meaning of the element hem(at)-? blood
What is the meaning of the element ost-? bone
What is the meaning of the element psycho-? mind
What is the meaning of the element lip-? fat
What is the meaning of the element my-? muscle
What is the meaning of the element lith-? stone
What is the meaning of the element opthalm-? opt-? eye
What is the meaning of the element proct-? anus
cost- rib
-gram record,write
acro- extremities
-rhexis breaks,burst
carcin- cancer
-penia decrease
gen- original, production
burso- sac
retr(o)- backwards
trip- rub,friction
strept- twist
-desis binding, fixation
mani- madness, mental disturbance
glosso- tongue
-trophy development, growth
supra- above, over
-ptosis falling, drooping
dyn- pain
mast- breast
-rrhapy suture, suturing
dent- teeth
cephal- head
auto- self
epi- upon, in addition to
hydro- water
lobo- section
-emesis vomiting
contra- against, counter
-iasis condition, formation of, presence of
trans- through, across, beyond
brady- slow
-ectasis expansion
cyt- cell
odont- tooth
leuk- white
-esthesia sensation, feeling
cantho- angle at the end of the eyelid
steno- narrow, contracted
cheil- lips
-cele hernia, tumor or swelling
benign mild, not cancerous
semen seed
celio- abdomen
erythro- red
vaso- vessel
melan- black
cauda- tail
lingua- tongue
myring- eardrum
spondyl- spinal column or vertebra
ovar- egg (female reproductive gland)
-centesis puncture
oto- ear
bili- bile
squam- scale
mening- membrane
cec- blind passage
macul- spot (or stain)
-pexy suspension, fixation
onco- tumor, mass or swelling
or- mouth
sub- under, beneath, below
spiro- coil
lacrim- tear
viscero- organ
lact- milk
onych- nail, claw
thorac- chest
pyle- pyloro- gate
vesic- bladder
sphenic- wegde, wedged shaped
myel- marrow (spinal cord)
anti- against
myco- fungus
hallux- great toe
physio- nature
bucc(o)- cheek
palpebr- eyelid
plasia- development or growth
rug- wrinkle, fold, crease
aur- ear
acoust(i)- hearing, sound
colp(o)- hollow, vagina
phon- voice, sound
leio- smooth
cor- heart
ren- kidney
orchi- testis
encephal- brain
thalam- inner chamber
plexus- braid, an interweaving or network
cilia- eyelash
dendr- tree, branching (as in nervous system)
phleb- vein
pilo- hair
histo- tissue
stoma- mouth or opening
tympan- eardrum or its enclosure
umbilic- navel
salpingo- tube
Created by: eckoultd1972