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medical terminology

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optic/o, opt/o eye,vision
ot/o ear,hearing
myring/o tympanic membrane, eardrum
kerat/o horny, hard, cornea
thorac/o chest
cost/o rib
crani/o skull
myel/o spinal chord, bone marrow
oss/e, oss/i, ost/o, oste/o bone
spondyl/o vertebrae, vertebral column, back bone
pulm/o, pulmon/o lungs
trache/o trachea, windpipe
ankly/o crooked. bent, stiff
arthr/o joint
chondr/o cartilage
bronch/o, bronchi/o bronchial tube, bronchus
laryng/o larynx, throat, voice box
pharyng/0 pharynx, throat
pleur/o pleura, side of the body
pneum/o, pneumon/o lung, air
oophor/o, ovari/o ovary
orch/o, orchid/o testicles, testis, testes
salping/o uterine (fallopian) tube, auditory (eustachian) tube
uter/o uterus
vagin/o vagina
my/o muscle
ten/o, tend/o, tendin/o tendon, stretch out, extend, strain
encephal brain
mening/o meninges, membranes
neur/i, neur/o nerve, nerve tissue
ingu/o nail
xer/o dry
aden/o gland
splen/o spleen
fasci/o fascia, fibrous band
path/o disease, suffering, feeling, emotion
py/o pus
pyr/o fire, fever
sarc/o flesh, connective tissue
carcin/o cancerous
lapar/o abdomen, abdomen wall
leuk/o white
lip/o fat, lipid
melan/o black, dark
myc/o fungus
coron/o coronary, crown
cyan/o blue
erythr/o red
hist/o tissue
cyt/o cell
colp/o vagina
hyster/o uterus
men/o menstruation, menses
metr/o, metri/o uterus
ov/o egg
thyr/o, thyroid/o thyroid gland
adip/o fat
albin/o white
cephal/o head
cervic/o neck, cervix
hepat/o liver
sigmoid/o sigmoid colon
adren/o adrenal glands
gonad/o sex gland
pancreat/o pancreas
thromb/o thrombus
ven/o vein
ech/o sound
radi/o x-rays, radiation
cholecyst/o gallbladder
atheri/o artery
ather/o plaque, fatty substance
card/o, cardi/o heart
hem/o, hemat/o blood, pertaining to the blood
phleb/o vein
-stenosis abnormal narrowing
-tripsy to crush
-uria urine, urination
angi/o pertaining to blood or lymph vessels
aort/o aorta
-rrhea flow or discharge
-rrhexis rupture
-sclerosis abnormal hardening
-scope instrument for visual examination
-scopy visual examination
-plegia paralysis
-pnea breathing
-ptosis prolapse, drooping forward
-rrhagia, -rrhage bleeding, abnormal excessive fluid discharge
-rrhaphy surgical suturing
-ologist specialist
-ology study of
-oma tumor, neoplasm
-osis abnormal condition, disease
-ostomy surgical creation of an opening to the body surface
-otomy cutting, surgical incision
-pathy disease
-pause stopping
-pexy surgical fixation
-plasty surgical repair
-itis inflammation
-lysis breakdown, set free, separation, destruction, loosening
-malacia abnormal softening
-megaly enlargement
-necrosis tissue death
-esthesia sensation feeling
-gram, -graph a picture or record
-graphy process of producing a picture or record
-ia abnormal condition, disease
-ic pertaining to
-cyte cell
-desis to bind, tie together
-ectomy surgical removal, cutting out
-ectasis stretching, dilation, enlargement
-emia blood, blood condition
-ac, -al pertaining to, relating to
-algia pain, suffering, painful condition
-ary pertaining to
-cele hernia, tumor, swelling
-centesis surgical puncture to removal fluid
Created by: Laurendick



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