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Respiratory Terms

Respiratory Terminology

RootMeaning
amyl/o starch
an/o anus
append/o appendix
appendic/o appendix
ase enzyme
bil/i bile, gall
bilirubin/o bilirubin
bronch/o bronchial tube
bucc/o cheek
cec/o cecum(first part of colon)
celi/o belly, abdomen
centesis surgical puncture to remove fluid
cervic/o neck, cervix (neck of uterus)
cheil/o lip
chezia defecation, elimination of waste
chlorhydr/o hydrochloric acid
chol/e bile, gall
cholangi/o bile vessel
cholecyst/o gallbladder
choledoch/o common bile duct
cib/o meal
cirrh/o orange-yellow
col/o colon (large intestine)
colon/o colon (large intestine)
dent/i tooth
duoden/o duodenum
ectasia stretching, dilation, expansion
ectasis stretching, dilation, expansion
ectomy removal, excision, resection
emesis vomiting
emia blood condition
enter/o intestines, usually small intestines
esophag/o esophagus
eti/o cause
gastr/o stomach
genesis producing, forming
gingiv/o gum
gloss/o tongue
gluc/o glucose, sugar
glyc/o glucose, sugar
glycogen/o glycogen, animal starch
graphy process of recording
hem/o blood
hemat/o blood
hepat/o liver
herni/o half
iasis abnormal condition
idi/o unknown, individual, distinct
ile/o ileum
jejun/o jejunum
labi/o lip
lapar/o abdominal wall, abdomen
lingu/o tongue
lip/o fat, lipid
lith/o stone, calculus
lymphangi/o lymph vessel
lysis breakdown, seperation, destruction, loosening
mandibul/o mandible (lower jaw bone)
megaly enlargement
men/o menses, menstruation
necr/o death
odont/o tooth
odyn/o pain
or/o mouth
orexia appetite
palat/o palate (roof of mouth)
pancreat/o pancreas
pathy disease, emotion
pepsia digestion
peritone/o peritoneum
phagia eating, swallowing
pharyng/o throat, pharynx
plasty surgical repair
prandial meal
proct/o anus and rectum
prote/o protein
ptosis droop, sag, prolapse, fall
ptysis spitting
pylor/o pylorus, pyloric sphincter
rect/o rectum
rrhage bursting forth (of blood)
rrhagia bursting forth (of blood)
rrhaphy suture
rrhea flow, discharge
scopy visual examination
sialaden/o salivary gland
spasm sudden contraction of muscle
splen/o spleen
stasis to stop, control, place
steat/o fat, sebum
stenosis tightening, stricture
stomat/o mouth
stomy new opening, (to form a mouth)
tomy process of cutting
tonsill/o tonsil
tresia opening
Created by: ssaretsky
 

 



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