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Lesson 9 - 2

Medical Terminology Lesson 9: Prefixes & Suffixes related to colour

TermDefinition
Albus White
Albino Genetic condition causing lack of colour
chloro green
chlorosis green look condition brought about by lack of red blood cells
chrom colour
chromatism abnormal pigmentation
cirrhos yellow
cirrhosis yellow condition
cyano blue
cyanosis condition of blue skin
erythr red
erythema flush
leuko white
leukocyte white blood cell
melano black
melanoma a malignant dark tumor
polio gray
poliomyelitis, polio inflammation of the gray matter of the brain and at the spinal cord
purpura purple; porphyria
purpurinuria pigment compounds in the urine
rhodo rose
rhodococcus microscopic rose-coloured bacteria
rubeo red
rubella German measles
xantho yellow
xanthodont yellow teeth
Created by: lwhid