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Chapter 3

Medical Terminology

TermDefinition
abdomin/o abdomen
acr/o extremities , top , extreme point
acu/o sharp , severe
aden/o gland
adip/o fat
amni/o amnion
angi/o vessel
arteri/o artery
arthr/o joint
axill/o armpit
bi/o life
blephar/o eyelid
bronch/o bronchial tubes
laryng/o larynx
leuk/o white
lymph/o lymph
mamm/o breast
mast/o breast
morph/o shape , form
muc/o mucus
my/o muscle
myel/o spinal cord
necr/o death
nephr/o kidney
neur/o nerve
neutr/o neutrophil
nucle/o nucleus
ophthalm/o eye
oste/o bone
ot/o ear
-algia pain
-cele hernia
-centesis surgical puncture to remove fluid
-coccus berry-shaped
-cocci berry shaped
-cyte cell
-dynia pain
-ectomy excision
-emia blood condition
-genesis condition of
-gram record
-graph instrument for recording
-graphy process of recording
--itis inflammation
-logy study of
-lysis breakdown
-malacia softening
-megaly enlargement
-oma tumor , mass
-opsy to view
-osis condition
-pathy disease condition
-penia deficiency
-phobia fear
-plasia development
-plasty surgical repair
-ptosis drooping , falling
-rrhea flow , discharge
-sclerosis hardening
-scope instrument for visual exam
-scopy process of visual exam
-stasis control, stopping
-stomy opening
-therapy treatment
-tomy incision
-trophy development
-er one who
-ia condition
-ist specialist
-ole little , small
-ule little , small
-um structure , tissue
-us structure
-y condition
-ac , -iac pertaining to
-al pertaining to
-ar pertaining to
-ary pertaining to
-eal pertaining to
-genic pertaining to
-ic , -ical pertaining to
-oid resembling
-ose pertaining to
-ous pertaining to
-tic
Created by: smook1103