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Integumentary System

Skin system

TermDefinition
adip/o, lip/o, steat/o fat
cutane/o, derm.o, dermat/o skin
pil/o, trich/o hair
hidr/o sweat
squam/o scale
onych/o, ungu/o nail
seb/o, sebace/o oil
crypt/o hidden
kerat/o hard, horny
xer/o dry
xanth/o yellow
erythr/o red
leuk/o, alb/o white
melan/o black
alopecia a-loh-PEE-sha baldness
anhidrosis an-ih-DROH-sis lack of sweating
comedo koh-MEE-doh a hair follicle that is plugged with sebum (black head, white head)
cyanidrosis sau-yan-ih-DROH-sis blue sweat
depigmentation DE-pig-men-TAY-shun loss of pigmentation
dermatalgia der-mah-TAL-jah skin pain
dermatodynia der-MA-toh-DIH-nee-ah skin pain
dermatolysis der-mah-TAWL-ih-sis loose skin
erythema eh-rih-THEE-ma redness
erythroderma eh-RIH-throh-DER-ma red skin
hemathidrosis heh-mat-ih-DROH-sis sweating blood
hidropoiesis hih-droh-poh-EE-sis the formation of sweat
hyperhidrosis hai-per-hih-DROH-sis excessive sweating
hyperkerotosis hai-per-ker-ah-TOH-sis excessive growth of horny skin
hypermelanisis hai-per-mel-an-OH-sis excessive Melanie in the skin
hyperpigmentation hai-per-pig-men-TAY-shun diminished pigment in the skin
hypopigmentation hai-poh-pig-men-TAY-shun diminished pigment in the skin
leukoderma loo-kah-DER-mah white skin
macerate MAS-ir-ayt to soften the skin
abrasion uh-BRAY-zhun scraping away the skin
albinism AL-bin-ism lack of pigment in skin causing patient to look white
albino al-BAI-noh a person afflicted with albinism
onychophagia aw-nih-koh-FAY-jah eating or biting the nails
pruritus prur-AI-tis an itch
rhytidermia rih-tih-DER-mee-ah wrinkled skin
sebopoiesis see-boh-poh-EE-sis formation of oil (serum)
seborrhea seh-boh-REE-ah discharge of oil
trichomegaly tri-koh-MEG-ah-lee abnormally thick hair
urticaria ur-tih-KAR-ee-ah swollen raised itchy areas of the skin
xanthoderma zan-thoh-DER-mah yellow skin
xeroderma zeh-roh-DER-mah dry skin
xerosis zeh-ROH-sis condition of dryness
Created by: Ecolee