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Ch 11 Dermatology

Prefixes, suffixes, root words

follicul/o- follicle (small sac)
adip/o- fat
all/o- strange; other
bas/o- base of structure; base (alkaline)
coll/a- fibers that hold together
cutane/o- cut/i- derm/a- dermat/o- derm/o- integument/o- skin
diaphore/o hidr/o- sudor/i- sweat
elast/o- flexing; stretching
erect/o- to stand up
erg/o- activity; work
ex/o- away from; external; outward
fer/o- to bear
foli/o- leaf
integu/o- to cover
kerat/o- cornea (of eye); hard; fibrous protein
lip/o- lipid (fat)
loc/o- in one place
lun/o- moon
melan/o- black
onych/o- ungu/o- nail
phylact/o- guarding; protecting
pil/o- trich/o- hair
sebace/o- seb/o- sebum (oil)
sensitiv/o affected by; sensitive to
spir/o- to breath; a coil
system/o- the body as a whole
theli/o- cellular layer
ependym/o- cellular lining
-al -ary pertaining to
-cyte cell
-gen that which produces
-in a substance
-ment action; state
-ose full of
-ous pertaining to
-tome instrument used to cut; area with distinct edges
-ula small thing
epi- upon; above
ex- out; away from
per- through; throughout
sub- below; underneath; less than
Created by: ricrom81