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JCS Mr. Morris' Bio Root Words Section 02 W/ Words

QuestionAnswer
andro male
Androgen: A steroid, such as testosterone or androsterone, that controls the development and maintenance of masculine characteristics.
angio vessel
Angiogram: A x-ray of one or more blood vessels produced by angiography and used in diagnosing pathology in the cardiovascular system, such as arteriosclerosis.
Angioplasty: Angioplasty is a term describing a procedure used to widen vessels narrowed by stenoses or occlusions.
ante before
Antebrachial: Pertaining to the forearm.
anti against
Antibiotic: A chemical substance produced by a microorganism, which has the capacity to inhibit the growth of or to kill other microorganisms
apo from
Apocrine: Exhibiting that type of glandular secretion in which the free end of the secreting cell is cast off along with the secretory products accumulated therein (e.g., mammary and sweat glands).
arachn spider
Arachnophobia: An abnormal fear of spiders.
Arachnoid Mater: One of three membranes that encase the brain and spinal cord. The arachnoid mater is the middle membrane.
arter artery
Arterial: Of or relating to one or more arteries or to the entire system of arteries.
arthro jointed
Arthroscopy: Arthroscopy is the examination of a joint, specifically, the inside structures.
Arthritis: Inflammation of a joint.
asis, asia state, condition
Homeostasis: The ability or tendency of an organism or a cell to maintain internal equilibrium by adjusting its physiological processes.
astro star
Astrocyte: One of the large neuroglia cells of nervous tissue.
Astronomy: The scientific study of matter in outer space, especially the positions, dimensions, distribution, motion, composition, energy, and evolution of celestial bodies and phenomena.
atel imperfect
Atelectasis: A collapse of lung tissue affecting part or all of one lung.
aur ear
Auricle: The external structure of the ear.
auto self
Autonomic: Functionally independent; not under voluntary control.
Autoimmune: Of or relating to an immune response by the body against one of its own tissues, cells, or molecules.
baro pressure
Baroreceptor: Receptor cell in the bloodstream that relays information about blood pressure to the medulla oblongata.
bi two
Bifurcate: To divide into two parts or branches.
Created by: mrmoesbioclass