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Blue Terminology

aden/o gland
agglutin/o clumping, gluing
bas/o base (alkaline)
blast/o embryonic cell
chromat/o chrom/o colour
cyt/o cell
electr/o electricity
eosin/o dawn (rose-coloured)
erythema/o erythemat/o erythr/o rube/o red
gen/o forming, producing, origin
granul/o granule
hem/o hemat/o blood
immun/o immune, immunity, safe
kary/o nucle/o nucleus
leuk/o white
lymph/o lymph
lymphaden/o lumph gland (node)
lymphangi/o lymph vessel
micr/o small
morph/o form, shape, structure
mut/a genetic change
myel/o bone marrow, spinal cord
neutr/o neutral, neither
phag/o swallowing, eating
phleb/o vein
phil/o attraction for
plas/o formation, growth
poikil/o varied, irregular
reticul/o net, mesh
ser/o serum
sider/o iron
splen/o spleen
thromb/o blood clot
thym/o thymus gland
tox/o toxic/o poison
vol/o volume
xen/o foreign, strange
-ar -ic -ine -tic pertaining to
-ation process (of)
-blast embryonic cell
-cyte cell
-edema swelling
-emia blood condition
-gen -genesis forming, producing, origin
-globin protein
-graft transplantation
-logy study of
-lysis separation, destruction, loosening
-oid resembling
-oma tumor
-osis abnormal condition
-pathy disease
-penia decrease dificiency
-phage -phagia swallowing, eating
-phil -philia attraction for
-phobia fear
-phoresis carrying, transmission
-phylaxis protection
-plasia -plasm formation, growth
-poiesis formation, production
-rrhagia bursting forth (of)
-stasis standing still
-toxic pertaining to poison
a- an- not, without
allo- other, differing from the normal
ana- against, up, back
aniso- unequal, dissimilar
auto- self, own
hypo- under, below, deficient
im- not
iso- same, equal
macro- large
micro- small
mono- one
poly- many, much
A,B, AB, O blood types in ABO blood group
AB, Ab, ab antibody, abortion
AIDS acquired immune deficiency syndrome
ALL acute lymphocytic leukemia
AML acute myelogenous leukemia
APC antigen-presenting cell
APTT activated partial thromboplastin time
baso basophil (type of white blood cell)
BMT bone marrow transplant
CBC complete blood count
CLL chronic lymphocytic leukemia
CML chronic myelogenous leukemia
DIC disseminated intravascular coagulation
diff differential count (white blood cells)
Created by: Barbara Ross