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VT-IBC-02-2012

Terminology, Completing the Foundation, Chapter 4

QuestionAnswer
audi/o- hearing
bio- life
caus- burn
caut- burn
-clas- break
-clast break
duct- lead
-ectas- dilate
-edem- swelling
-esthes- sensation
gen/o- producing
-iatr/o- treatment
kin/e- movement, motion
kin/o- movement, motion
-lysis breaking down
-lys/o- breaking down
-lytic breaking down
morph/o- form, structure, shape
-op/ia vision
-ops/ia vision
-opsy vision
-path- disease
-pathy disease
-phage eating
phag/o- eating
-phas- speech
-phil affinity, love for
-plegia paralysis
-poiesis formation, production
schist/o- split, cleft, divsion
schiz/o- split, cleft, division
spasm/o- spasm
-stasis standing still, stoppage
troph/o- nourishment, food
brachy- short
brady- slow
brev/i- short
cry/o- cold
crypt/o hidden
dextr/o- right, right side
dipl/o- double, twice
dolich/o- long
glyc/o- sugar, sweet
gluc/o- sugar, sweet
heter/o- other, different
hom/eo- same, alike
hom/o- same, alike
hydr/o- wet, water, fluid
is/o- equal, alike
lept/o- slender, small, thin
lev/o- left, to the left
macr/o- large
mal- ill, bad
malac/o- soft, softening
meg/a- large, oversized
meg/alo- large, oversized
meg/aly- large, oversized
necr/o- death
olig/o- few, little
orth/o- straight, normal, correct
pachy- thick
pale/o- old, primitive
platy- flat, wide
ple/o- more, many
poikil/o- irregular, varied
-scler/o- hardness
sinistr/o- left, to the left
sten/o- narrow, contracted
stere/o- solid, three-dimensional
tachy- rapid, fast
tel/e- distant, end
tel/o- distant, end
therm/o- heat
xer/o- dry
aqua water
chol/e- bile
chol/o- bile
chyle milky fluid, product of digestion
chyl/o- milky fluid, product of digestion
dacry/o- tears
lacrima tears
galact/o- milk
lact/o- milk
hem/a- blood
hemat/o- blood
hem/o- blood
hidr/o- sweat
sudor sweat
lymph/o- lymph
mucus mucus
muco- mucus
myx/o- mucus
plasma plasma
ptyal/o- saliva
pus pus
py/o- pus
sangui- blood, bloody
sanguin/o- blood, bloody
serum serum
ser/o- serum
sial/o- saliva, salivary glands
ur/e- urine or urea
ur/ea- urine or urea
ur/eo- urine or urea
ur/ino- urine or urea
ur/o- urine or urea
adip/o- fat
amyl/o- starch
cerumen earwax
cerumin/o- earwax
collagen collagen
ele/o- oil
ole/o- oil
ferrum iron
ferr/o- iron
gluco- sugar
glyc/o- sugar
sacchar/o- sugar
sacchar/i- sugar
hal/o- salt
heme iron based, piment part of hemoglobin
hormone hormone
hyal/o- glassy, translucent substance
hyalin glassy, translucent substance
lip/o- fat, fatty acids
lipid fat, fatty acids
lith/o- stone or calculus
mel/i- honey or sugar
natrium sodium
petrous stony hardness
sal salt
sebum sebum
albus white
alba white
alb- white
chlor/o green
chloros green
chrom/o- color
chomat/o- color
cirrhos orange-yellow
cyan/o- blue
erythr/o- red
leuc/o- white
leuk/o- white
lutein saffron yellow
melan/o- black
photo- light
poli/o- gray
rhod/o- red
ruber red, redness
rubor red, redness
xanth/o- yellow, yellowish
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