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Chapter 3

Medical Terminology Chapter 3

TermDefinition
aden/o gland
amni/o amnion
angi/o vessel
arteri/o artery
arthr/o joint
ather/o plague
axill/o armpit
bronch/o bronchial tube
bronchi/o bronchial tube
carcin/o cancer
cardi/o heart
chem/o drug; chemical
cholecyst/o gallbladder
chron/o time
col/o colon
crani/o skull
cry/o cold
cyst/o urinary bladder; cyst
electr/o electricity
encephal/o brain
erythr/o red
esophag/o esophagus
hem/o blood
hemat/o blood
hepat/o liver
hyster/o uterus
inguin/o groin
isch/o to hold back
lapar/o abdomen
laryng/o larynx (voice box)
leuk/o white
mamm/o breast
mast/o breast
men/o menses
mening/o meninges
my/o muscle
myel/o spinal cord; bone marrow
necr/o dead
nephr/o kidney
neur/o nerve
oophor/o ovary
oste/o bone
ot/o ear
pelv/o hip area
peritone/o peritoneum
phleb/o vein
pneumon/o lung
pulmon/o lung
radi/o x-rays
ren/o kidney
rhin/o nose
salping/o fallopian tube
sarc/o flesh
septic/o pertaining to infection
thorac/o chest
tonsill/o tonsil
trache/o trachea
ur/o urine
vascul/o blood vessel
-algia pain
-emia blood condition
-ia condition
-itis inflammation
-megaly enlargement
-oma tumor; mass
-osis condition
-pathy disease
-rrhea flow; discharge
-rrhage excessive discharge of blood
-sclerosis hardening
-uria condition of urine
-al pertaining to
-eal pertaining to
-ar pertaining to
-ary pertaining to
-ic pertaining to
-centesis surgical puncture to remove fluid
-ectomy removal; resection
-gram record
-lysis separation; breakdown, destruction
-graphy process of recording
-plasty surgical repair
-scopy process of visual examination
-stomy opening
-therapy treatment
-tomy cutting into; incision
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