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Terminology Ch 4


audi/o- hearing
bio- life
caus-, caut- burn
-clas-, -clast break
duct- lead
-ectas- dilate
-edem- swelling
-esthes- sensation
gen/o- producing
-iatr/o- treatment
kin/e-, kin/o- movement, motion
-lysis, -lys/o-, -lytic breaking down
-morph/o- form, structure, shape
-op/ia, -ops/ia, -opsy vision
-path-, -pathy disease
-phage, phag/o- eating
-phil affinity, love for
-plegia paralysis
-poiesis formation, production
schist/o- split, cleft, division
spasm/o- spasm
-stasis standing still, stoppage
troph/o- nourishment, food
brachy- short
brady- slow
cry/o- cold
crypt/o- hidden
dipl/o- double, twice
dolich/o- long
glyc/o-, gluc/o- sugar, sweet
heter/o- other, different
hom/eo-, hom/o- same, alike
hydr/o- wet, water, fluid
is/o- equal, alike
lept/o- slender, small, thin
macr/o- large
mal- ill, bad
malac/o soft, softening
meg/a, meg/alo-, meg/aly- large, oversized
necr/o- death
olig/o- few, little
orth/o- straight, normal, correct
poikil/o- irregular, varied
-scler/o- hardness
sten/o- narrow, contracted
tachy- rapid, fast
therm/o- heat
hydr/o- water
chyle, chyl/o- milky fluid--product of digestion
dacry/o-, lacrima tears
galact/o-, lact/o- milk
hem/a-, hemat/o-, hem/o- blood
lymph/o- lymph
mucus, muco- secretion of mucus membranes
ptyal/o- saliva
py/o- pus
sangui-, sanguin/o- blood, bloody
sial/o- saliva, salivary glands
ur/e-, ur/ea-, ur/eo-, ur/in-, ur/ino-, ur/o- urine or urea
adip/o- fat
cerumen, cerumin/o- earwax
gluco-, glyc/o-, sacchar/o-, sacchar/i- sugar
heme iron-based, pigment part of hemoglobin
lip/o-,lipid fat, fatty acids
lith/o- stone or calculus
albus, alba, alb- white
chrom/o-, chromat/o- color (as compared with no color)
cirrhos orange-yellow
cyan/o- blue
erythr/o- red
leuc/o-, leuk/o- white
melan/o- black