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Female ReproductiveT

Medical Terminology Female Reproductive

a- without, not
abort/o to miscarry
-al pertaining to, relating to
-algia pain
amni/o amnion (amniotic sac)
ante- before, in front
-arche beginning
carcin/o cancer
-cele hernia, swelling
-centesis surgical puncture
cephal/o head
cervic/o neck; cervix uteri (neck of the uterus)
colp/o vagina
cry/o cold
culd/o cul-de-sac
-cyesis pregnancy
derm/o skin
dur/o dura matter; hard
-dynia pain
dys- bad; painful; difficult
ec- out, out from
-ectomy excision, removal
endo- in, within
epi- above, upon
episi/o vulva
esthes/o feeling
fibr/o fiber, fibrous tissue
galact/o milk
-gram record, writing
-graphy abnormal condition (produced by something specified)
-gravida pregnant woman
gynec/o woman, female
hydr/o water
hyper- excessive, above normal
hyster/o uterus (womb)
-ia condition
-icterus jaundice
-ine pertaining to, relating to
intra- in, within
-ist specialist
-itis inflammation
kern/o kernel (nucleus)
labi/o lip
lact/o milk
lapar/o abdomen
leiomy/o smooth muscle (visceral)
-logist specialist in study of
-logy study of
mamm/o breast
mast/o breast
-megaly enlargement
men/o menses, menstruation
metr/o uterus (womb); measure
-metry act of measuring
multi- many, much
myc/o fungus
nat/o birth
neo- new
nulli- none
-oid resembling
olig/o scanty
-oma tumor
oophor/o ovary
ovari/o ovary
oxy- quick, sharp
-para to bear (offspring)
-pathy disease
pelv/i pelvis
pelv/o pelvis
perine/o perineum (area between scrotum [or vulva in the female] and anus)
-pexy fixation (of an organ)
-plasty surgical repair
poly- many, much
pre- before, in front
primi- first
pseudo- false
py/o pus
pylor/o pylorus
retro- backward, behind
-rrhagia bursting forth (of)
-rrhapy suture
-rrhea discharge, flow
salping/o tube (usually fallopian or eustachian [auditory] tube)
-salpinx tube (usually fallopian or eustachian [auditory] tube)
-scope instrument to view or examine
-scopy visual examination
son/o sound
-stenosis narrowing, stricture
-tocia childbirth, labor
-tomy incision
trans- across, through
-trophy development, nourishment
ultra- beyond, excess
-us condition
uter/o uterus (womb)
vagin/o vagina
-version turning
vulv/o vulva
candidiasis vaginal fungal infetion caused by candida albicans; characterized by a curdy or cheeselike discharge and extreme itching
cervicitis inflammation of the uterine cervix
ectopic precnancy implantation of the fertilized ovum outside of the uterine cavity
endometriosis presence of endometrial tissue outside the uterine cavity, such as the pelvis or abdomen
fibroid benign neoplasm in the uterus that is composed largely of fibrous tissue; also called leiomyoma
leukorrhea white discharge from the vagina
oligomenorrhea scanty or infrequent menstrual flow
Created by: dora2002