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Lesson 9

Color Prefixes and Suffixes and Abbreviated Titles

TermDefinition
albus white prefix or suffix
albino genetic condition causing lack of color
chloro green prefix or suffix
chlorosis green look condition brought about by lack of red blood cells
chrom color prefix or suffix
chromatism abnormal pigmentation
cirrhos yellow prefix or suffix
cyano blue prefix or suffix
cirrhosis yellow condition
cyanosis condition of blue skin
erythr red prefix
erytherna flush
leuko white prefix
leukocyte white blood cell
melano black prefix
melanoma a malignant dark tumor
polio gray prefix
pliomyelitis, polio inflammation of the gray matter of the brain and at the spinal cord
purpura purple; porphyria prefix
purpurinuria pigment compounds in the urine
rhodo rose prefix
rhodococcus microscopic rose-colored bacteria
rubeo red prefix
rubella German measles
xantho yellow prefix
xanthodont yellow teeth
CMA (RMA) Certified Medical Assistant Registered Medical Assistant
CNA Certified Nursing Aide
EMT Emergency Medical Technician
LVN, LPN Licensed Vocational Nurse Licensed Practical Nurse
MD Medical Doctor
ME Medical Examiner
MLT Medical Lab Technologist
NP Nurse Practitioner
OT Occupational Therapist
PA Physician Assistant
PT Physical Therapist
RHIT (ART) Registered Health Information Technician Accredited Record Technologist
RN Registered Nurse
RRT, RT Registered Respiratory Therapist Respiratory Therapist
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