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medical terms

chapter 3 Davi-Ellen Chambers

TermDefinition
aden/o gland
amni/o amnion (sac that surrounds the embryo)
angi/o vessel (blood)
arteri/o artery
arthr/o joint
ather/o fatty plaque
axill/o armpit
bronch/o bronchial tube
bronchi/o bronchial tube
carcin/o cancer, cancerous
cardi/o heart
chem/o drug, chemical
cholecyst/o gallbladder
chron/o time
col/o colon
crani/o skull
cry/o cold
cyst/o urinary bladder
electr/o electricity
encephal/o brain
erythr/o red
esophag/o esophagus
hem/o blood
hemat/o blood
hepat/o liver
hyster/o uterus
inguin/o groin
isch/o to hold back
lapar/o abdomen
laryng/o larynx (voice box)
leuk/o white
mamm/o breast
mast/o breast
men/o menstruation
mening/o meninges (membranes covering brain and spinal cord)
my/o muscle
myel/o bone marrow, spinal cord
necr/o death
nephr/o kidney
neur/o nerve
oophor/o ovary
oste/o bone
ot/o ear
pelv/o hip bone
peritone/o peritoneum
phleb/o vein
pneumon/o lung
pulmon/o lung
radi/o x-ray; radius (lateral lower arm bone)
ren/o kidney
rhin/o nose
salping/o fallopian (uterine) tube; eustachian tube
sarc/o flesh
septic/o infection
thorac/o chest
tonsill/o tonsils
trache/o trachea, windpipe
ur/o urine, urinary tract
vascul/o blood vessel
-algia pain
-emia abnormal blood condition
-ia condition
-itis inflammation
-megaly enlargement
-oma tummor, mass, swelling
-osis abnormal condition
-pathy disease condition
-rrhea discharge, flow
-rrhagia excessive flow
-rrhage excessive flow of blood
-sclerosis hardening
-uria abnormal urine condition
-ar pertaining to
-ary pertaining to
-ic pertaining to
-al pertaining to
-eal pertaining to
-centesis surgical condition to remove fluid
-ectomy excision (resection, removal); process of cutting out
-gram record
-graphy process of recording, to record
-lysis breakdown, destruction, separation
-plasty surgical repair
-scopy process of visual examination
-stomy opening
-therapy treatment
-tomy incision, process of cutting into
Created by: awolfstar14