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Reproductive Systems

Words and word parts - Reproductive Systems

balan/o- glans penis (head of the penis)
andr/o- male
pareun/o- sexual intercourse
crypt/o- hidden
Orch/o- testes; testicles
Didym/o- testes; testicles
Semin/o- Sperm
phim/o- closed tight
scrot/o- a bag; scrotum
vas/o- blood vessel; vas deferens
acr/o- highest point
ablat/o- take away; destroy
colp/o- vagina
episi/o- vulva
hyster/o- uterus
gestat/o- from conception to birth
metri/o- uterus
salping/o- uterine/fallopian tubes
gynec/o- woman; female
uter/o- uterus
galact/o- milk
oophor/o ovary
ovul/o- ovum; egg
ovari/o- ovary
o/o- ovum; egg
mast/o- breast
orchiectomy removal of the testicles
vasectomy removal of a piece of the vas deferens for purposes of birth control
scrotum the sac containing the male gonad
cryptorchidism hidden (undescended) testicles
circumcision surgical removal of the foreskin of the penis
BPH Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia - harmless overgrowth of the prostate gland
anorchism congenital absence of testicles
gestation the medical word for pregnancy; the time that the fetus spends in the uterus
ovulation the process of releasing an egg each month
oogenesis the formation of an egg cell
menarche a woman's first menstrual cycle
menopause the end of a woman's menstrual cycles
leiomyoma commonly called fibroid tumors of the uterus
episiotomy incision into the perineum during childbirth
toc/o- labor and delivery
dystocia difficult labor and delivery
Created by: mneis