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Medical terms

Chapter 4 Davi-Ellen Chabner

TermDefinition
abdomin/o abdomen
an/o anus
cardi/o heart
carp/o wrist bones (carpals)
cis/o to cut
cost/o rib
crani/o skull
cutane/o skin
dur/o dura mater (outermost meningeal layer)
gen/o to produce
glyc/o sugar
hemat/o blood
later/o side
men/o menstruation
nati/o birth
neur/o nerve
norm/o rule, order
oste/o bone
peritone/o peritoneum (membrane around abdominal organ)
plas/o development, formation, growth
ren/o kidney
scapul/o shoulder blade (bone)
son/o sound
thyroid/o thyroid gland
top/o to put, place
troph/o development, nourishment
urethr/o urethra
uter/o uterus
ven/o vein
vertebr/o backbone, vertebra
-al pertaining to
-ation process, condition
-cision process of cutting
-crine separation
-dipsia thirst
-emia abnormal blood condition
-gen produce, formation
-graphy process of recording, to record
-ia condition
-ic pertaining to
-ine pertaining to
-ism condition, process
-lapse slide
-lysis breakdown, destruction, separation
-meter measure
-mission to send
-mortem death
-oma tumor, mass, swelling
-ous pertaining to
-partum birth
-pathy disease condition
-phagia eating
-phasia formation (condition)
-plasm formation (tissue)
-plegia paralysis
-pnea breathing
-rrhea flow, discharge
-scopy process of visual examination
-section to cut
-stasis to stand, place, stop, control
-tension pressure
-thesis to put, place (state of putting or placing)
-tic pertaining to
-trophy nourishment; development
-um structure
-uria urine condition
-y process, condition
a- no, not
an- no, not
ab- away from
ad- toward, near
ana- up, apart
ante- before, forward
anti- against
bi- two, both
brady- slow
con- with, together
dia- complete, through
dys- bad, painful, difficult, abnormal
ec- out, outside
endo- within, in, inner
epi- above, upon
ex- out
extra- outside of
hemi- half
hyper- excessive, too much, above
hypo- deficient, too little, below
in- in, into
inter- between
intra- within
mal- bad
meta- change, beyond
neo- new
para- beside, near, along the side of
peri- surrounding
poly- many, much
post- after, behind
pre- before
pro- before, forward
pros- before, forward
quadri- four
re- back, behind
retro- back, behind
sub- under, less than
syn- with, together
tachy- fast
trans- across, through
tri- three
ultra- beyond
uni- one
Created by: awolfstar14