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Chap 8 word root

Medical Word Elements

ElementMeaningWord Analasys
angi/o vessel (usually blood or lymph) angi/o/plasty: surgical repair of a vessel -plasty: surgical repair
vascul/o vessel (usually blood or lymph) vascul/itis: inflammation of (blood) vessels
aort/o aorta aort/o/stenosis: narrowing of the aorta
arteri/o artery arteri/o/rrhexis: rupture of an artery
arteriol/o arteriole arteriol/itis: inflammation of an arteriole
atri/o atrium atri/o/megaly: enlargement of the atrium
ather/o fatty plaque ather/oma: tumor of fatty plaque
cardi/o heart cardi/o/megaly: enlargement of the heart
electr/o electricity electr/o/cardi/o/gram: record of the electrical (impulses) of the heart
embol/o embolus (plug) embol/ectomy: removal of an embolus
hemangi/o blood vessel hemangi/oma: tumor of blood vessels
my/o muscle my/o/cardi/al: pertaining to heart muscle
phleb/o vein phleb/ectasis: expansion of a vein
ven/o vein ven/o/stasis: standing still of (blood in a) vein; also called -stasis: standing still
scler/o hardening; sclera (white of eye) hardening; sclera (white of eye)
sept/o septum sept/o/stomy: forming an opening in a septum -stomy: forming an opening (mouth)
sphygm/o pulse sphygm/oid: resembling a pulse -oid: resembling
sten/o narrowing, stricture sten/o/tic: pertaining to a narrowing or stricture -tic: pertaining to
thromb/o blood clot thromb/o/lysis: destruction of a blood clot -lysis: separation; destruction; loosening
ventricul/o ventricle (of the heart or brain) ventricul/ar: pertaining to a ventricle (chamber of the heart or brain) -ar: pertaining to
aneurysm/o widened blood vessel aneurysm/o/rrhaphy: suture of an aneurysm
Created by: Esuvill0
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