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Med. Terminology

rhin nose
sinus hollow space
colp(o) hollow, vagina
spasm involuntary contraction
crani skull
cardi heart
dura hard
-crine to secrete
antr- cavity
scirr(h)- hard
sept- wall, fence
hypno- sleep
trachei- neck
somato- body
scler(a) hard
part- labor
ment- mind
darcy- tear
lapar abdominal wall
ocul eye
adnexa tie, connection
malign bad
pod- foot
-tope place
tarso- ankle
iso- equal
fascia sheet, band
-asthenia weakness
astr- star shaped
helio- sun
salpingo- tube
umbilic- navel
tympan- eardrum
stoma- mouth
histo- tissue
pilo- hair
phleb- vein
dendr- tree, branching
cilia eyelash
plexus braid, network
thalam- inner chamber
encephal brain
orchi- testis
ren- kidney
cor heart
leio- smooth
phon- voice, sound
acoust(i) hearing
aur- ear
rug- wrinkle, fold, crease
-plasia development
palpebr- eyelid
bucc(o) cheek
physio- nature
hallux big toe, great toe
myco- fungus
anti- against
myel- narrow,spinal
sphenic wedge
vesic- bladder
pyle- gate
thorac- chest
onych- nail, claw
lact- milk
viscero- organ
lacrim- tear
spiro- coil
sub- under
or- mouth
onco- tumor
-pexy suspension
macul- spot
cec- blind passage
mening- membrane
squam- scale
bili- bile
oto- ear
-centesis puncture
ovar egg (egg, female reproductive cell
spondyl- spinal column
myring- eardrum
lingua- tongue
cauda tail
melan black
vaso- vessel
erythro- red
celio- abdomen
semen seed
benign mild, not cancerous
-cele hernia
cheil- lip
steno- narrow, contracted
canthro- angle at the end of the eyelid
-esthesia sensation
leuk- white
odont- tooth
cyt- cell
-ectasis expansion
brady- slow
trans- through, across
-iasis condition
contra- against, counter
-emisis vomiting
lobo- section
hydro- water
epi- upon
auto- self
cephal- head
dent- teeth
-rrhaphy suture
mast- breast
-dyn pain
-ptosis falling, drooping, sagging
supra- above
-trophy development
glosso- tongue
mani- madness
-desis binding
strept- twist, twisted
trip- rub, friction
retr(o)- backward
burso- sac
gen- original, production
-penia decrease
carcin cancer
rhexis burst, break
acro- extremities
-gram record
cost- rib
proct anus
ophthalm- opt eye
lith- stone
my- muscle
lip- fat
psycho- mind
ost- bone
hem(at) blood
cyan blue
chondr- cartilage
cervic- neck
-lysis loosening, distruction
para- beside
-ostomy create an opening
hyster- uterus
-scop(e) observe
hypo- under, less than normal
chole- bile
cyst- sac containing fluid
hyper- above, more than normal
-oid like
hemi- half
end- inside, within
-algia pain
-ology study of
malacia soft
gingiv gum
ologist specialist
belphar- eyelid
arthr- joint
hepat- liver
nephr kidney
-oma tumor
angi- vessel
aden- gland
otomy cut into
osis abnormal condition
enter- intestines
ectomy surgical removal
path- disease
cerebr brain
plast- surgical repair
itis inflammation
megal- enlarge
metr uterus
post- after
vuls twitch,pull
syn-, sym- together
therm- heat
tegument covering, skin
pan- all
poly- many
ramus branch
neuro- nerve, nervous system
hormone excite
neo- new
semi- half
ameb- change
turbin shaped like a top
dynam- power
mechano- machine
traumat- wound
osmo- odor
strict- draw tight
pre- in front of, before
phak lens
an-, a- without, not
trich- hair
maxill- upper jawbone
thromb- lump, clot
ab- away, not
-plegia paralysis
ante- before
thel- nipple
ex- out,away from
lien spleen
tumor swelling
vestibule entrance
puer- child
sarc- flesh
proli- off spring
macro- large
lal- speech
intra within
inter- between
infra beneath
cryo- cold
mal- bad
glom- ball
tens- stretch
spas- pull, draw
somni- sleep
pharmac- drug
lumbo- loins
arter- artery
appendic- appendix
thyro- thyroid
splen- spleen
ovario- ovary
adreno- adrenal gland
basi- base
pelvi- pelivis
vena- vein
urethr- urethra
utero- uterus
sacro sacrum
pharyng pharynx
duodeno- duodenum
urteter ureter
laryng- larynx
bronch- bronchus
col- colon
esophag- esophagus
bi- two, both, double
tri- three
ile- ileum (pertaining to the intestines)
ili- ilium (hip area)
lig- ligament
therap- therapy
ventr- front
vert- turn
eu- good
ambi- both
amphi- around, on both sides
brachy short
capit- head
cau- burn
clas- break, destroy
duct- tube
fiss- to split
ger- old
heter- other
infer- below
hom- same
olfact smell
orth- straight, correct, normal
gyn- female
pachy thick
phrage- to fence in, wall off
poster back part, behind
cata- down
platy flat
pseudo- false
schiz split
proxim- nearest
scol- curved
apo- away from
di- twice
dia- through
eury broad
pect- chest
necr- dead
mi- less
morph- form
dis- apart
fac- make, do
lept- slender
lymph- watery fluid
meta- beyond
-rrhag bursting, bursting forth
sta- stand
ton- stretch
volv- to roll
splanchn- internal organ
-rrhe flow
med- middle
xer- dry
per- throughout
blast- bud
Created by: smfischer