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Medical Terms

Medical TermsDefinition
lobo- section
-emesis vomiting
contra- against
-iasia condition
trans- across
brady- slow
-ectasis expansion
cyt- cell
odont- tooth
leuk- white
-esthesia sensation
cantho- angle at the end of the eyelid
steno- narrow
cheil- lip
-cele hernia
benign mild
semen seed
celio- abdomen
erythro- red
vaso- vessel
melan- black
cauda- tail
lingua- tongue
myring- eardrum
spondyl- spinal column
ovar- egg
-centesis puncture
oto- ear
bili- bile
squam- scale
mening- membrane
cec- blind passage
malcul- spot
-pexy suspension
onco- tumor
or- mouth
sub- under
spiro- coil
lacrim- tear
viscero- organ
lact- milk
onych- nail, claw
thorac- chest
pyle-/pyloro gate
vesic- bladder
spenic- wedge
myel- marrow, spinal cord
anti- against
myco- fungus
hallux big toe
physio- nature
bucco cheek
palpebra- eyelid
plasia- develpoment
rug- wrinkle,fold,crease
aur- ear
acoust(l) hearing
colp(o) hallow vagina
phon- voice,sound
leio- smooth
cor- heart
ren- kidney
orchi- testis
encephal- brain
thalam- inner chamber
plexus braid
cilia- eyelash
dendr- tree,branching
phelb- vein
pilo- hair
histo- tissue
stoma- mouth
tympan- eardrum
umbilic- navel
salpingo tube
gastr- stomach
cardi- heart
megal- enlarged
-itis inflammation
dermat- skin
plast- surgical repair
cerebr- brain
path- disease
-ectomy surgical removable
enter- intestines
-osis any condition
-otomy cut into
aden- gland
angi- vessel
-oma tumor
nephr- kidney
hepat- liver
arthr- joint
blephar- eyelid
-ologist specialist
rhin- nose
gingiv- gum
-malacia soft
-ology the study of
spasm involuntary contractions
-algia pain
crani- skull
end- inside,within
hemi- half
oid- like
hyper- above, more than normal
cyst sac containing fluid
chole- bile
hypo- under
-scop observe
hyster- uterus
-ostomy creat an opening
para- beside, beyond
-lysis loosening, destruction
cervic- neck
chondr- cartilage
cyan- blue
hem (at) blood
ost- bone
psycho- mind
lip- fat
my- muscle
lith- stone
ophthalm-/opt- eye
proct- anus
cost- rib
-gram record
acro- extremities
rhexis break, burst
carcin- cancer
-penia decrease
gen- original, production
burso- sac
retro- backwards
trip- rub, friction
strept- twist
-desis binding
mani- madness
glosso- tongue
-trophy development
supra- above
-ptosis falling, drooping
dyn- pain
mast- breast
-rrhaphy suture
dent- teeth
cephal head
auto- self
epi- upon, over
hydro- water
helio- sun
astro- star
-asthenia weakness
fascia sheet, band
iso- equal
tarso- ankle
-tope place
pod- foot
malign- bad, harmful
adnexa- ties
ocul- eye
lapar- abdominal wall
dacry- tear
ment- mind
part- labor, bring forth
scler(a) hard
somato- body
trachel- neck
sinus hollow space
hypno- sleep
sept- wall, fence
scirr(h) hard
antr- cavity, chamber
-crine to secrete
dura hard
pneum- lung
phage to eat
phren- mind
corne- horny
plak- plate
iris rainbow
kerat- horny
pulmon- lung
ptyal- saliva
alveol- cavity
oophor- ovary
oment- covering
sedat- quiet, calm
furca- fork - shaped
radic- root
radi- ray
fistul- a pipe
edema- swelling
dactyl- finger, toe
metabol(e) change
pariet- wall
ependym- wrapping
gravid pregnant
aer- air
glyco- sweet
tarso- framework of the upper eyelid
cheir-/chir- hand
calc- heel, stone
cine- move
digit finger, toe
dors- back
gangli- swelling
gemin- twin
grad- walk. take steps
gran- grain, particle
labi- lip
micr- small
peps-/pept- digest
pleur- pleura, rib, side
mamm- breast
colla- glue
later- side
rachi- spinal column
phob- fear
phot- light
dys- bad
cut- skin
en- in
peri- around, about
pro- in front of, before
mechano- machine
dynam- power
osmo- odor
traumat- wound
trich- hair
maxill- upper jaw bone
an, a without
phak- lens
pre- in front of, before
strict- draw tight
turbin- shaped like a top
ameb- change
semi- half
neo- new
hormone- excite
therm- heat
syn-/sym- together
vuls(e)- twitch, pull
post after
metr- uterus
tegument skin, covering
pan- all
poly- many
ramus branch
neuro- nerve
thromb- lump, clot
ab- away from, not
-plegia paralysis
ante- before
thel- nipple
ex- out, away from
splen- 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
pelvis pelvis
vena vein
urethra urethra
utero- uterus
sacro- sacrum
pharyng- pharynx
duodeno- duodenum
ureter ureter
laryng- larynx
bronch- bronchus
col- colon
esophag- esophagus
bi- two
tri- three times
ile- ileum
ili- ilium
lig- ligament
therap- theraphy
Created by: srh378