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TermDefinition
-algia pain
-anastomosis a communication of union of two hollow structures
-atresia congenital absence or closure of a normal opening in a body sturcture
-blast immature cell
-carcinoma malignant neoplasm (tumor) of epithelial tissue
-cele hernia
-centesis surgical puncture to remove fluid
-clasis a surgical fracture
-clysis washing, irrigation
-cyte cell
-desis surgical binding of connective tissue
-dipsia thirst
-dynia pain
-dysplasia abnormal development, malformation
-ectasis, -ectasia dilation, stretching open, distention
-ectomy surgical removal, excision of
-emesis vomiting
-emia in the blood, in the bloodstream
-endoscope instrument to view within a closed cavity
-endoscopy procedure using instrument to view inside of closed cavity
-esthesia feeling, sensation
-genic originating
-genesis the origin, produced
-gram a record, tracing or picture
-graph instrument or machine used to make a record, tracing or picture
-graphy process of making record, tracing or picture
-ia condition
-iasis presence of, condition of
-ist specialist
-itis inflammation
-lith (s) stone (s), calculus(I)
-lithiasis presence of stones or calculi
-lithotomy incision for the removal of stones or calculi
-lysis breakdown, destruction, increase in mobility, dissolution, freeing
-malacia softening of
-megaly, -megalia enlargement, large
-oid resembling, like
-ology study of
-oma tumor
-osis abnormal condition, increase in condition
-ostomy more or less permanent opening; artificial opening; anastomosis
-otomy temporary opening, incision
-paresis weakness
-pathy disease
-penia deficiency, decrease
-pepsia digestion
-pexy surgical suspension; fixation
-phagia swallowing, eating
-phasia speech (coherence in speech & understanding)
-phonia voice, sounds
-plasia, -plasm tissue formation
-plasty plastic repair, surgical reconstruction
-pnea breathing, breath
-plegia paralysis ( inability to move voluntarily)
-ptosis, -ptosia downward displacement; prolapse
-ptysis spitting
-rrhage, -rrhagia profuse flow or discharge usually refers to blood
-rrhaphy suture, to sew
-rrhea flow or discharge
-rrhexis rupture
-sarcoma malignant neoplasm or tumor of connective tissue
-sclerosis hardening of
-scope instrument used to look into for examination
-scopy procedure for viewing using an instrument
-spasm involuntary contraction; uncontrolled contractions
-stenosis narrowing of
-sthenia strength of
-tasis stretching
-therapy treatment
-tome instrument to cut
-tripsy to crush
-trophy cell nourishment, development
-um, -ium structure
-uresis urination, to void, micturition
-uria urine, urine condition, present in urine
-al; -ar; -ary; -ic pertaining to
-ism characteristic of, state of
-ous full of
-opsy to view
-phobia fear
-stasis controlling, stopping
-tomy incision, cutting into
-er one who
-ia condition
-ole little, small
-ule little, small
Created by: healthjuniors
 

 



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