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Miriam Word Parts

HTH170- Terminology

Word Partsmeanning
adeno- gland
-algia pain, painful condition
angio- pertainning to blood or lymph vessels
cardio- heart
-cele hernia, tumor, swelling
-centesis surgical puncture to remove fluid
chole- bile, gail
colo- colon, large intestine
colpo- vagina
crypto- hidden
cyst- bladder, bag
-osis abnormal condition
-emia blood, blood condition
lipo- fat lipid
litho- stone/calculus
-lysis breackdown separation setting free, destruction, loosening
-malacia abnormal softening
-ostomy surgical creations an opening
hemo- blood, pertaining to blood
-itis inflammation
-pexy surgical fixation, to put in place
poly- many
pnea- breathing
-ptosis prolapse, drooping forward
-scopy visual examination
-stenosis abnormal narrowing
-uria urination, urine
orchid- testicles
-pepsia digestion
gyneco- women
-ectasis enlargment
mast/mammo- breast
nephro- kidney
nulli- none
oophoro- ovary
entero- small intestine
episio- vulva
dys- bad, difficult, painful
galacto/lact- milk
gastro- stomach
gravido- pregnancy
gyneco- women
hepato- liver
hystero- uterus
-ism condition, state of
laparo- abdomen abdominall wall
-otomy surgical removal
ovo- egg
para- to give birth
primi- first
procto- anus and rectum
pyelo- henal pelvis, bowl of kidney
reno- kidney
rhino- nose
-rrhexis rupture
salpingo- uterine tube, auditory tube
-scopy visual exam
-thorax chest, pleural cavity
-tripsy to crush
Created by: MiriamM