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ML 7

ML 7 - Dermatology - prefixes, combining forms, suffixes

abras/o scrape off
actin/o rays of the sun
adip/o fat
-al pertaining to
albin/o white
all/o other; strange
an- without, not
ana- apart from; excessive
-ancy state
angi/o blood vessel; lymphatic vessel
-ant pertaining to
anti- against
-ar pertaining to
-ary pertaining to
aspir/o to breathe in, to suck in
-ate composed of; pertaining to
-ation a process; being or having
auto- self
bas/o base of a structure
bi/o life; living organism
blephar/o eyelid
carcin/o cancer
cellul/o cell
-cere waxy substance
chem/o chemical, drug
-cle small thing
coll/a fibers that hold together
contus/o bruising
cortic/o cortex (outer region)
-crine a thing that secretes
crin/o secrete
cry/o cold
cutane/o skin
cut/i skin
cyan/o blue
-cyte cell
-dactyly condition of the fingers or toes
de- reversal of, without
-derma skin
derm/a skin
dermat/o skin
derm/o skin
desicc/o to dry up
diaphore/o sweating
dynam/o power; movement
dys- painful, difficult, abnormal
ecchym/o blood in the tissues
-ectomy surgical incision
-elasma platelike structure
elast/o flexing, stretching
electr/o electricity
-eon one who performs
epi- upon, above
erect/o to stand up
erg/o activity; work
-ergy activity; process of working
erythemat/o redness
esthes/o sensation, feeling
ex- out, away from
excis/o to cut out
excori/o to take out skin
exo- away from, external, outward
extra- outside of
exud/o oozing fluid
fer/o to bear
foli/o leaf
follicul/o follicle (small sac)
fulgur/o spark of electricity
fung/o fungus
gangren/o gangrene
-gen that which produces
-graft tissue for implant or transplant
hemat/o blood
hem/o blood
hidr/o sweat
hirsut/o hairy
hyper- above; more than normal
hypo- below; deficient
-ia state, condition, thing
-iasis state of; process of
-iatic pertaining to a state or process
-ic pertaining to
icter/o jaundice
-ile pertaining to
-in substance
incis/o to cut into
integument/o skin
integu/o to cover
intra- within
-ion action; condition
-ism process; disease from a specific cause
-ist one who specializes in
-itis inflammation of
-ity state; condition
kel/o tumor
kerat/o hard, fibrous protein
lacer/o tearing
lip/o lipid (fat)
loc/o in one place
log/o word; the study of
-logy the study of
lun/o moon
malign/o intentionally causing harm; cancer
melan/o black
-ment action; state
micr/o small
myc/o fungus
necr/o death
ne/o new
nid/o nest, focus
-oid resembling
-oma tumor, mass
onych/o nail
-opsy the process of viewing
-ose full of
-osis condition, abnormal condition
-ous pertaining to
papill/o nipplelike protrusion
par- beside
pedicul/o lice
per- through, throughout
petechi/o petechiae
phot/o light
phylact/o guarding or protecting
-phylaxis condition of guarding or protecting
-phyma tumor, growth
pigment/o pigment
pil/o hair
-plasm growth; formed substance
plas/o growth, formation
plast/o growth, formation
-plasty process of reshaping by surgery
poly- many, much
pre- before, in front of
prurit/o itching
psor/o itching
rhin/o nose
rhytid/o wrinkle
-rrhage excessive flow or discharge
-rrhea flow, discharge
rrhe/o flowing discharge
sarc/o connective tissue
schiz/o split
scler/o hard; sclera (white of the eye)
sebace/o sebum (oil)
seb/o sebum (oil)
sect/o to cut
sen/o old age
sensitiv/o affected by, sensitive to
-sis condition; abnormal condition
spir/o breathe
squam/o scalelike cell
-steroid steroid
sub- below, underneath, less than
suct/o to suck
sudor/i sweat
surg/o operative procedure
syn- together
system/o the body as a whole
theli/o cellular layer
-therapy treatment
-tic pertaining to
-tome instrument used to cut; an area with distinct edges
topic/o a specific area
trans- across, through
trich/o hair
-ula small thing
-um a structure
ungu/o nail
vas/o blood vessel; vas deferens
vesic/o bladder; fluid-filled sac
vesicul/o bladder; fluid-filled sac
vir/o virus
xanth/o yellow
xen/o foreign
xer/o dry
-ery process of
Created by: ClaudetteH