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Interpreting Word Parts

Crani/otomy crani: pretaining to the skull otomy: cutting into Craniotomy: Brain surgery
Dys/uria dys: difficult, painful, bad uria: urine Dysuria: difficulty urinating
Hyster/ectomy hyster: uterus ectomy: surgical removal of Hysterectomy: removal of the uterus
Hemo/toxic hemo: blood toxic: posion Hemotoxic: blood posioning
Carcin/oma carcin: cancer oma: tumor Carcinoma: cancerous tumor
Electro/encephalo/graph electro: electrical encephalo: brain graph: diagram Electroencephalograph: electrical brain diagram
Osteo/malacia osteo: bone malacia: softening of the bone Osteomalacia: softening of the bones
Para/plegia para: near, beside, beyond plegia: parasite Paraplegia: near paralysis
Py/uria py: pus uria: urine Pyuria: urine filled with pus
Acro/megaly acro: extrimities megaly: large, enlarge Acromegaly: large extrimities
Geront/ology geront: old age ology: study of Gerontology: study of old age
Dys/phagia dys: difficult phagia: to eat Dysphagia: difficulty eating
Hydro/cele hydro: water cele: tumor swelling cavity Hydrocele: fluid-filled tumor cavity
Created by: kim13