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Unit 3

Medical Terminology

TermDefinition
aden/o gland
ather/o fatty
carcin/o cancer
cephal/o head
cerebr/o cerebrum
emes/is vomitting
encephal/o brain, inside the head
epitheli/o epithelial
fibr/o fibrous
hist/o tissue
lei/o smooth
lip/o fat
lymph/o lymphatic
melan/o dark pigmented
mening/o meninges
my/o muscle
myel/o spinal cord
nat/o birth
ne/o new
neur/o nerve
onc/o tumor
oste/o bone
papill/o small elevation of tissue
pariet/o wall
periton/o peritoneum
pleur/o lung
psych/o mind
rhabd/o rod shaped
spin/o spinal
viscer/o organ
anti- against
dys- difficult, painful
hydro- water
neo- new
-algia noun; pain
algic adjective; pain
-blast embryonic or immature
-cele hernia
-ectomy excision
-genesis generate, develop
-malacia softening
-oid like, resembling
-oma tumor, abnormal growth
-ous adjective; material, condition
-pathy disease
-plasia development
-plasm growth of tissue
-tomy incision
-trophy development
-tropic affecting
Created by: hennenlauren