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Med Term Less/Part 2

Medical Terminology Lesson/Parts Terms 2

derma the skin
hepar the liver
meninx one of the coverings of the brain and spinal cord
soma the body
amphi-, ampho-, on both sides, around, both
ana- up, back, against
apo- away from
dia- (di- before a vowel) through, across, apart
eso- within, inner, inward
eu- good, normal, healthy
heter-, hetero- different, other, relationship to another
cata-, (cat- before a vowel or "h") downward, disordered
homo-, homeo- same, likeness
meta- (met- before a vowel or "h") change, transformation, after, behind
para- (often par- before a vowel) alongside, around, abnormal, beyond
pro- before
pros-, prosth- in place of
-al pertaining to, located in
-ase forms names of enzymes
-asia, -asis (rare) condition
-ema. The combining form of nouns ending in -ema is -emat- Condition
-esis state, condition, procedure
-etic often forms nouns ending in -esis pertaining to
-ics, -tics science or study of
-ism condition, quality
-ismus state, condition, muscular spasm
-oid, (rarely) -ode, -id indicating a particular shape, form, or resemblance
-oma. The combining forms of nouns ending in -oma is -omat-; the plural often is -omata usually tumor; occasionally disease
-ose full of, resembling, also used to form names of chemical substances
-ous pertaining to, characterized by, full of
-us condition, person (sometimes as malformed fetus)
-ize Greek derived suffix meaning "to make, become, cause to be, subject to engage in."
Acr- [highest point] extremities (particularly the hands and feet)
Ambly- dull, faint
Carcin- carcinoma, cancer
-cel- hernia, tumor, swelling
cheir-, chir- hand
chol(e)- bile, gall
col(i)-, colon- colon
cyan- blue
cyst(i)-, -cystis bladder, cyst
diplo- double, twin
enter- (small) intestine
erg- action, work
gastr- stomach
hem-, hemat-, -em- blood
hepar-, hepat- liver
lip- fat
macr-, mega-, megal- abnormally large or long
melan- dark, black
micr- abnormally small
nyct- night
odyn- pain
onc- tumor
pachy- thick
pseud- false
py- pus
sarc- flesh, soft tissue
spasm- spasm, involuntary muscular contraction
splen- spleen
stom-, stomat- mouth, opening
Created by: kjohnson1389