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Chapter 10


Bi/o life
cutane/o, derm/o, and dermat/o skin
hemangi/o blood vessel
kerat/o hornlike, hard, or cornea
melan/o black
myc/o or myc/e fungus
py/o pus
pil/i, pil/o, and trich/o hair
prurit/o itch
Seb/o is the combining form that means sebum or oily substance
ungul/o combining form for hoof
-derma skin
-opsy view of
-sarcoma malignant tumor
Epi- means above
Papule small, raised skin lesion less than 0.5 cm in diameter
Plaque solid raised lesion greater than 0.5 cm in diameter.
Macule flat, discolored lesion less than 1 cm in diameter; also called macula (mahck-yoo-lah).
Crust collection of dried sebum and cell debris
Cyst is a closed sac containing fluid or semisolid material.
Pustule small, circumscribed, pus-filled skin elevation. Circumscribed (sehr-kuhm-skrībd) means contained in a limited area.
Vesicle contained skin elevation filled with fluid that is greater than 0.5 cm in diameter
Bulla multiple contained skin elevations filled with fluid that are greater than 0.5 cm in diameter. The singular form is bulla (buhl-ah).
Ulcer erosion of skin or mucous membrane. Decubital ulcers (dē-kyoo-bih-tahl uhl-sihrz) are erosions of skin or mucous membranes as a result of prolonged pressure; also called bedsores.
Fissue cracklike sore
Created by: kgwellnitz4



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