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Medical Terminology

TermDefinition
aden- gland
ante- before ; in front of
anti- against
auto- self
brady- slow
bucc cheek
arthr- joint
cardio- heart
cephalo- head
chole- gallbladder; bile
chondr- cartilage
-cide causing death
cost- rib
cyst- bag ; bladder ; sac
cyte- cell
dys- bad ; difficult ; painful
-ectomy surgical removal
-emisis vomit
eu- normal
endo- within
erythro- red
gast- stomach
gloss- tongue
-gram tracing, picture, record
gyn- female
hemo-, -emia blood
hepat- liver
hypo- decreased, low, under
hyster- uterus
-ia, -iasis abnormal condition
inter- between
-itis inflammation of
latero- side
leuko- white
lith- stone
-logy study of
-lysis destruction, dissolving
macro-, mega large
mast-, mammo- breast
micro- small
mono-, uni- one,single
myo- muscle
myco- fungus
necro- death
neo- new
nephro-, ren- kidney
-oma tumor
-orrhea flow, discharge
orch- testicle
orth- normal, straight
-otomy cutting into
pan- all, complete
partum birth
path- disease, abnormal
-penia lack of, deficiency
peri- around
-phasia speech
phleb- vein
-plasty surgical correction
-plegia paralysis
-pnea breathing
poly- much, many
-ptosis drooping, sagging
retro- backward, behind
rhin- nose
-rrhaphy suture of, sewing up
-scopy observation
-stasis stoppage
-stomy artificial opening
tachy- fast
thromb- clot
-trophy nutrition, growth
ultra- beyond
-uria urine
Created by: adriannamolla04