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Chapter 2 MTI

Medical Word Elements

TermDefinition
-iatrics, -iatry field of medicine
-iatrist, -ician, -is specialist
-logist, -ologist specialist in the study of
-logy, -ology study of
-centesis surgical puncture
-cidal, -cide destroying, killing
-desis surgical fixation of bone or joint, binding, tying together
-dilation widening, stretching, expanding
-ectomy excision, surgical removal
-graphy process of recording
-metry measurement
-pexy surgical fixation
-plasty surgical repair
-rrhaphy suture, suturing
-scopy visual examination
-therapy treatment
-tomy cutting into, incision
-tripsy crushing
-acusia, -acusis, -cusis hearing
-algesia, -algesic, -algia, -dynia pain
-dipsia thirst
esthesia sensation
-opia, -opsia, -opsis, -opsy vision, view of
-osmia smell, odor
-phobia fear
-phoria feeling
-clasis, -clast to break
-ectasis dilation, expansion
-emesis vomiting
-gen, -genesis, creating, producing
-kinesia, -kinesis movement
-lysis destruction
-pause, -stasis cessation, stopping
-phage, -phagia eating, swallowing
-phasia speech
-rrhage, -rrhagia bursting forth
-rrhea flow, discharge
-rrhexis rupture
-spasm sudden involuntary contraction
-uresis urination
-cele hernia
-constriction narrowing
-cytosis a condition of cells
-derma skin
-edema swelling
-emia a condition of the blood
-gravida pregnant woman
-ia, -ism condition
Created by: mariyamajames1