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Set 9

Medical Terminology

ad/ toward
af/ ad/ combined with f
afferent to carry toward
anatomy the science of the structure of the body
antero/ before
anterior in front of
biology the study of living things
caud/o cauda, tail
caudal toward the tail
centr/o center
coron/o corona, crown
coronal relating to the corona or crown
cytology the study of cells
distal farther away from the center
dors/o dorsum, back
dorsal relating to the dorsum or back
/e noun suffix
ef/ ex/ combined with f
efferent to carry away from
ex/ away from, without, outside
exo/ away from, without, outside
external outer, outside
/ferent bear, carry
histology the study of tissue
ili/o the ilium (hip bone) or iliac region
incision to cut open
infer/o low, below
inferior below
internal within, inside
later/o lateral
/ly (adverb) in the style of
medi/o media
medial toward the middle or relating to the middle
midsagittal pertaining to the midline
morphology the study of the form of body parts
/on noun suffix
parasagittal relating to dividing the body into unequal right and left sections
pathology the study of human biology when anatomy and / or physiology are abnormal
peripheral at or near the rim or edge
pher/o support, bear
physiologically relating to physiology
physiologic normal function of the body
physiology the study of how the body works
plane imaginary flat surfaces that pass through the body; transverse, sagittal, coronal
posterolateral behind and to one side
poster/o posterior
posterior in back of
proxim/o proximal
proximal nearer to the center
sagittal relating to dividing the body into right and left sections
scop/o examine
super/o above
superior above, upward
superomedial above the middle
superolateral above and to one side
transverse relating to dividing the body into superior and inferior sections
ventr/o ventral
ventral belly side
Created by: wilmabrigance