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aden/o gland
adip/o fat
albin/o white
carcin/o cancer
chlor/o green
chrom/o colour
chem/o chemical; drug
crypt/o hidden
cry/o cold
cutane/o skin
derm/o skin
dermat/o skin
eschar/o scab
hidr/o sweat
ichthy/o dry; scaly
kerat/o horny tissue; hard; cornea
lip/o fat
lipid/o fat
mamm/o breast
mast/o breast
melan/o black
myc/o fungus (plural, fungi)
necr/o death; necrosis
nid/o nest
onc/o tumour
onych/o nail
pedicul/o lice
pil/o hair
py/o pus
rhytid/o wrinkle
scler/o hardening; sclera (white of the eye)
seb/o sebum; sebaceous
squam/o scale
steat/o fat
sudor/o sweat
thel/o nipple
tox/o poison
trich/o hair
ungu/o nail
xen/o foreign; strange
xer/o dry
-al pertaining to
-cele hernia; swelling
-cyte cell
-derma skin
-ectomy excision; removal
-esis condition
-graft transplantation
-ia condition
-ic pertaining to
-is noun ending
-ism condition
-itis inflammation
-logist specialist in the study of
-logy study of
-malacia softening
-oma tumour
-osis abnormal condition
-ous pertaining to
-pathy disease
-penia decrease; deficiency
-phoresis carrying; transmission
-plasty surgical repair
-poiesis formation; production
-rrhagia bursting forth (of)
-rrhaphy suture
-rrhea discharge; flow
-rrhexis rupture
-therapy treatment
a-, an- without; not
dia- through; across
epi- above; upon
hetero- different
homo- same
hyper- excessive; above normal
hypo- under; below; deficient
pachy- thick
peri- around
sub- under; below
BCC basal cell carcinoma
Bx.bx biopsy
C&S culture and sensitivity
CA cancer
chemo chemotherapy
CIS carcinoma in situ
cm centimeter
dc/, d/c discharge
Decub. decubitus
Derm. dermatology
FS frozen section
H2O water
I&D incision and drainage
ID intradermal
IMP impression
IV intravenous
T&A tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
TNM tumour-node-metastasis
ung ointment
XP, XPD xeroderma pigmentosum
Created by: AshleyMcM
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