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Med Term Chap. 5

Cardiovascular-Word Parts

QuestionAnswer
aneurysm/o aneurysm
angi/o blood or lymph vessel
aort/o aorta
arteri/o, arter/o artery
ather/o plaque or fatty substance
atri/o atrium
capill/o capillaries
card/o, cardi/o heart
chromat/o, chrom/o color
coron/o crown or coronary
cyt/o cell
ech/o sound
electr/o electric or electricity
embol/o something inserted or thrown in
erythr/o red
hem/o, hemat/o blood, relating to blood
hemangi/o blood vessel
isch/o to hold back
leuk/o white
phleb/o vein
plast/o growth, development, mold
scler/o hardening
sept/o partition
sphygm/o pulse
sten/o narrow, contracted, contraction
steth/o chest
thromb/o clot
valvul/o, valv/o valve
varic/o varicose veins, swollen or dilated vein
vas/o vessel, vas deferns
vascul/o blood vessels
ven/o vein
ventricul/o ventricle of heart or brain, small chamber
an- no, not, without
brady- slow
dys- bad, difficult, painful
end-, endo- in, within, inside
peri- surrounding, around
re- again, back
tachy- rapid, fast
-al pertaining to
-crasia mixture or blending
-ectomy surgical removal, cutting out, excision
-emia blood, blood condition
-graphy process of producing a picture record
-ia abnormal condition, disease, plural of -ium
-ic pertaining to
-ism condition, state of
-itis inflammation
-lytic to reduce, destroy
-necrosis tissue death
-ologist specialist
-oma tumor, neoplasm
-osis abnormal condition, disease
-penia deficiency, lack, to few
-rrhaphy surgical suturing
-sclerosis abnormal hardening
-spasm sudden involuntary contraction, tightening, cramping
-stasis control, maintenance of a constant level
-stenosis abnormal narrowing
-tic pertaining to
-us thing, singular noun ending
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