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Med Term Chap 16

Vocabulary and Combining Forms

Albino person with skin deficient in pigment (melanin)
Basal layer deepest region of the epidermis
Collagen structural protein found in the skin and connective tissue
Dermis middle layer of skin; alos called corium
Epidermis outermost layer of skin
Epilelium layer of skin cells forming the outer and inner surfaces of the body
Keratin hard protein found in epidermis, hair and nails
Melanin major pigment that gives skin color
Paronychium soft tissue surrounding the nail border
Sebaceous gland oil-secreting gland in the dermis that is associated with hair follicles
Sebum oil substance secreted by sebaceous glands
Squamous epithelium flat scale-like cells composing the epidermis
Stratum a layer of cells
Stratum corneum outermost layer of the epidermis, which consists of flattened, keratinized cells
Subcutaneous tissue the inner most layer of the skin, containing fat tissue
Crust collection of dried serum and celluar debris
Cyst thick-walled, closed sac or pouch containing fluid or semisolid material
Erosion wearing away or loss of epidermis
Fissure groove or crack-like sore
Macule discolored flat lesion
Nodule solid, elevated lesion more than 1 cm in diameter
Papule small solid elevation of the skin
Polyp mushroom-like growth extending on a stalk from the surface of mucous membrane
Pustule small elevation of the skin containing pus
Ulcer open sore on the skin or mucous membrane
Vesicle small collection of clear fluid; blister
Causo burning
Cauter heat, burn
Diaphoro profuse sweating
Erythemo redness
Erthemato redness
Hidro sweat
Ichthyo scaly, dry
Kerato hard, horny tissue
Melano black
Myco fungus
Onycho nail
Phyto plant
Pilo hair
Rhytido wrinkle
Sebo sebum
Squamo scale-like
Steato fat
Tricho hair
Unguo nail
Xantho yellow
Xero dry
Wheal Smooth, slightly elevated, area that is redder or paler than the surrounding skin. Hives, welt.
Created by: suprant