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Elements of Medical Terms, their "audionyms" according to Dean Vaughn, and their meanings.
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Medical Elements - Audionyms

  1. gastr-
    gas truck

    Stomach
  2. cardi-
    card

    Heart
  3. megal-
    my gal

    Enlarged
  4. -itis
    I test (in flames)

    Inflammation
  5. dermat-
    doormat

    Skin
  6. plast-
    plastic (plastic cement)

    Surgical Repair
  7. cerebr-
    zebra

    Brain
  8. path-
    path (daisies)

    Disease
  9. -ectomy
    exit Tommy

    Surgical Removal
  10. enter-
    enter (enter sign)

    Intestines (usually small)
  11. -osis
    Oh Sis

    Any Condition
  12. -otomy
    Oh Tommy

    Cut Into
  13. aden-
    a den

    Gland
  14. angi-
    angel

    vessel
  15. -oma
    Oh Ma

    Tumor
  16. nephr-
    nephew

    Kidney
  17. hepat-
    he pat

    Liver
  18. arthr-
    art

    Joint
  19. blephar-
    blue fur

    Eyelid
  20. -ologist
    hollow chest

    Specialist
  21. rhin-
    rhinoceros

    Nose
  22. gingiv-
    gingerbread (gingerbread man)

    Gum
  23. -malacia
    my late show (TV)

    Soft
  24. -ology
    hollow cheese

    the study of
  25. spasm
    spaceman

    Involuntary Contraction
  26. -algia
    algae (window pane)

    pain
  27. crani-
    crane

    skull
  28. end-
    the end

    inside, within
  29. hemi-
    hemisphere

    half
  30. -oid
    void (alike)

    like
  31. hyper-
    high purr

    above, more than normal
  32. cyst-
    sister

    sac containing fluid
  33. chole-
    cole (cole pile)

    bile
  34. hypo-
    hippo

    under
  35. -scope
    scope

    observe
  36. hyster-
    his stir (you turn us)

    uterus
  37. -ostomy
    Oh stop Tommy!

    create an opening
  38. para-
    parachute

    beside, beyond
  39. -lysis
    license

    loosening, destruction
  40. cervic-
    serve hic

    neck
  41. chondr-
    cone door (cart of leaves)

    cartilage
  42. cyan-
    sign (blue paint)

    blue
  43. hem(at)-
    hem

    blood
  44. ost-
    ostrich

    bone
  45. psycho-
    cycle (mine! mine!)

    mind
  46. lip-
    lip

    fat
  47. my-
    my eye

    muscle
  48. lith-
    lather

    stone
  49. ophthalm-
    up thumb

    eye
  50. proct-
    proctor & gamble (anacins)

    anus
  51. cost-
    coaster

    rib
  52. -gram
    graham cracker

    record
  53. acro-
    acrobat

    extremities
  54. rhexis
    wrecks

    break, burst
  55. carcin-
    car sign (canned cereal)

    cancer
  56. pen
    pen

    decrease
  57. gen-
    Genesis (original production)

    original, production
  58. burso-
    purse sew

    sac
  59. retr(o)-
    retreat

    backwards
  60. trip-
    trip

    rub, friction
  61. strep-
    strap

    twist
  62. -desis
    thesis

    binding
  63. mani-
    maniac (Mad magazine)

    madness
  64. glosso-
    glossy

    tongue
  65. -trophy
    trophy (housing development)

    development
  66. supra-
    soup

    above
  67. -ptosis
    toe sis

    falling (drooping)
  68. -dyn-
    dinner (window pane)

    pain
  69. mast-
    mast (breastplate)

    breast
  70. -rrhaphy
    raffle (suit)

    suture
  71. dent-
    dentist

    teeth
  72. cephal-
    sieve fall

    head
  73. auto-
    auto

    self
  74. epi-
    a pea

    upon
  75. hydro-
    hydrant

    water
  76. lobo-
    low bow

    section
  77. -emesis
    Hey Mrs.

    vomiting
  78. contra-
    contractor (against the counter)

    against, counter
  79. -iasis
    oasis (air conditioners)

    condition
  80. trans-
    trains (through a cross)

    through, across
  81. brady-
    braid

    slow
  82. -ectasis
    egged a sis ("X" pan)

    expansion
  83. cyt-
    sight (jail cell)

    cell
  84. odont-
    oh don't

    tooth
  85. leuk-
    Look Magazine

    White
  86. -esthesia
    has the show (sensational)

    sensation
  87. cantho-
    can throw

    angle at the end of the eyelid
  88. steno-
    stenographer (narrow contract)

    • narrow, contracted
  89. cheil-
    cow

    lip
  90. -cele
    seal (her knee)

    hernia
  91. benign
    bee 9 (melt, knot, can)

    mild, not cancerous
  92. semen
    seaman

    seed
  93. celio-
    ceiling dome (apple dome)

    abdomen
  94. reythro-
    wreath throw

    red
  95. vaso-
    vase

    vessel
  96. melan-
    melon

    black
  97. cauda-
    cod liver oil

    tail
  98. lingua-
    language

    tongue
  99. myring-
    my ring (ear, drum)

    eardrum
  100. spondyl-
    spun doll

    spinal column
  101. ovar-
    over

    egg
  102. -centesis
    cent

    puncture
  103. oto-
    "o" toe

    ear
  104. bili-
    bill (pile)

    bile
  105. squam
    squash

    scale
  106. mening-
    manage (men's brains)

    membrane
  107. cec-
    seek

    blind passage
  108. macul-
    mack truck (spots)

    spot
  109. -pexy
    pecks egg (suspended)

    suspension
  110. onco-
    uncle (two more)

    tumor
  111. or-
    oar

    mouth
  112. sub-
    submarine

    under
  113. spiro-
    sparrow (coils)

    coil
  114. lacrim-
    lake rim

    tear
  115. viscero-
    vice row

    organ
  116. lact-
    lacquer

    milk
  117. onych-
    onyx

    nail, claw
  118. thorac-
    throw rack (treasure chest)

    chest
  119. pyle-
    pie

    gate
  120. vesic-
    vest sick

    bladder
  121. sphenic-
    sphinx

    wedge
  122. myel-
    mile (narrow spinal cord)

    marrow, spinal cord
  123. anti-
    ant eye (against the rock)

    against
  124. myco-
    my comb

    fungus
  125. hallux
    hall "X"

    great toe
  126. physio-
    physics book (nature boy)

    nature
  127. bucc(o)-
    bucket

    cheek
  128. palpebr-
    pile of people

    eyelid
  129. -plasia
    play show (developing film)

    development
  130. rug-
    rug

    wrinkle, fold, crease
  131. aur-
    "R"

    ear
  132. acoust(i)-
    a cue stick (hearing aid)

    hearing
  133. colp(o)-
    cold bow (hollow, virginia hams)

    hollow, vagina
  134. phon-
    phone (voice/sound)

    voice, sound
  135. leio-
    lei

    smooth
  136. cor
    core

    heart
  137. ren-
    rain (kids on their knees)

    kidney
  138. orchi-
    orchid (tests)

    testis
  139. encephal-
    hen sieve fall

    brain
  140. thalam-
    the lamb (winner/chamber)

    inner chamber
  141. plexus
    plexiglass (braids)

    braid
  142. cilia
    ceiling

    eyelash
  143. dendr-
    den door (tree, branches)

    tree, branching
  144. phleb-
    flip chart

    vein
  145. pilo-
    pile on

    hair
  146. histo-
    his toe (tissues)

    tissue
  147. stoma-
    stone

    mouth
  148. tympan-
    tin pan (ear/drum)

    eardrum
  149. umbilic-
    a bill lick (naval officer)

    navel
  150. salpingo-
    sally bingo (inner tube)

    tube
  151. helio-
    heel

    sun
  152. astr-
    astronaut

    star-shaped
  153. -asthenia
    his thin knee (weekly calendar)

    weakness
  154. fascia
    face (sheet, band)

    sheet, band
  155. iso-
    I sew (a quail)

    equal
  156. tarso-
    tar (triangle)

    ankle
  157. -tope
    top (placemat)

    place
  158. pod-
    pod

    foot
  159. malign-
    my leg (bat)

    bad
  160. adnexa-
    annex (tied)

    ties
  161. ocul-
    a kool

    eye
  162. lapar-
    lap (apple wall)

    abdominal wall
  163. dacry-
    daiquiri

    tear
  164. ment-
    mint (mine! mine!)

    mind
  165. part-
    part (laborer, bring a 2x4)

    labor, bring forth
  166. scler(a)-
    scholar (hard hat)

    hard
  167. somato-
    sew my toe

    body
  168. trachel-
    tray coal

    neck
  169. sinus
    sign us

    hollow space
  170. hypno-
    hypnotist

    sleep
  171. sept-
    sipped

    wall, fence
  172. scirr(h)-
    skirt (hard hats)

    hard
  173. antr-
    aunt tree (cave-in)

    cavity
  174. -crine
    cryin' (to see the crate)

    to secrete
  175. dura
    door (hard hats)

    hard
  176. pneum-
    name

    lung
  177. phage
    page

    to eat
  178. phren-
    friend (mine! mine!)

    mind
  179. corne-
    corn (horns)

    horny
  180. plak-
    plaque

    plate
  181. iris
    i race

    rainbow
  182. kerat-
    carrot (horns)

    horny
  183. pulmo-
    pull moon

    lung
  184. ptyal-
    tile (sailboat)

    saliva
  185. alveol-
    owl field (cave-in)

    cavity
  186. oophor-
    over

    ovary
  187. oment-
    "O" men

    covering
  188. sedat-
    seated

    quiet, calm
  189. furca-
    fur coat (forks)

    fork-shaped
  190. radic-
    radish (root beer)

    root
  191. radi-
    radio

    ray
  192. fistul-
    fist

    pipe
  193. edema
    a demon

    swelling
  194. dactyl-
    duck tail

    finger, toe
  195. metabol(e)
    met a bull

    change
  196. pariet-
    parrot

    wall
  197. ependym-
    a pendulum

    wrapping
  198. gravid
    gravel

    pregnant
  199. aer-
    airplane

    air
  200. glyco-, gluco-
    glide coal (sweet chocolate)

    sweet
  201. tarso-
    tar

    framework of the eyelid
  202. cheir-, chir-,
    care package

    hand
  203. calc-
    calculator

    heel, stone
  204. cine-
    Sen Sens

    move
  205. digit
    dig it

    finger, toe
  206. dors-
    doors

    back
  207. gangli-
    gang

    swelling
  208. gemin-
    gem

    twin
  209. grad-
    graduate (walk away, take steps)

    walk, take steps
  210. gran-
    grandma (grain particles)

    grain, particle
  211. labi-
    lab

    lip
  212. micr-
    microphone

    small
  213. peps-, pept-
    pepsi (reader's digest)

    digest
  214. pleur-
    pliers

    pleura, rib, side
  215. mamm-
    mammal (whale)

    breast
  216. colla-
    cola

    glue
  217. later-
    ladder

    side
  218. rachi-
    rake

    spinal column
  219. phob-
    foe (fur)

    fear
  220. phot-
    photo

    light
  221. dys-
    dice (bat)

    bad
  222. cut-
    cut (scissors)

    skin
  223. en-
    hen (inn)

    in
  224. peri-
    pear (a bout, a round pear)

    about, around
  225. pro-
    pro

    in front of, before
  226. mechano-
    mechanic (washing machine)

    machine
  227. dynam-
    dynamite (power saws)

    power
  228. osmo-
    "I smoke" ("O" doors)

    odor
  229. traumat-
    laundromat

    wound
  230. trich-
    trick

    hair
  231. maxill-
    makes hill

    upper jawbone
  232. an-, a-
    an "A" (without an "A", not one "A")

    without, not
  233. phak-
    vacuum cleaner

    lens
  234. pre-
    pray

    in front of, before
  235. strict-
    strict

    draw tight
  236. turbin-
    turban

    shaped like a top
  237. ameb-
    a "me"

    change
  238. semi-
    semicolon

    half
  239. neo-
    kneel

    new
  240. horomone
    harmonize (exit)

    excite
  241. therm-
    thermometer

    heat
  242. syn-, sym-
    cymbals

    together
  243. vuls-
    false teeth (two witches pulling)

    twitch or pull
  244. post
    post office

    after
  245. metr-
    meter ("you turn us")

    uterus
  246. tegument
    tag you men (covered with skin)

    covering, skin
  247. pan-
    pan (all the food)

    all
  248. poly-
    polish (many colors)

    many
  249. ramus
    ram (branches)

    branch
  250. neuro-
    Nero (nervous)

    nerve
  251. thromb-
    trombone

    lump, clot
  252. ab-
    Abe Lincoln (away from, to tie knots)

    away from, not
  253. -plegia
    pledge (paralyzed)

    paralysis
  254. ante-
    ant tea (beef, oar)

    before
  255. thel-
    the "L"

    nipple
  256. ex-
    eggs (out of carton, away from)

    out, away from
  257. lien-
    line (spelling bee)

    spleen
  258. tumor
    two more

    swelling
  259. vestibule
    vest bull

    entrance
  260. puer-
    pure gold

    child
  261. sarc-
    shark

    flesh
  262. proli-
    parolee (off the spring)

    offspring
  263. macro-
    macaroni

    large
  264. lal-
    lollipop

    speech
  265. intra-
    introduce

    within
  266. inter-
    interpreter (bee in tweed)

    between
  267. infra-
    infrared oven (bee on its knees)

    beneath
  268. cryo-
    cry

    cold
  269. mal-
    mall (bats)

    bad
  270. glom-
    glow

    ball
  271. tens-
    tents

    stretch
  272. spas-
    space (pulling drawing)

    pull, draw
  273. somni-
    "saw my knee" (sleeping)

    sleep
  274. pharmac-
    farm axe (drug store)

    drug
  275. lumbo-
    lumber (lions)

    loins
  276. arter-
    artery
  277. appendic-
    appendix
  278. thyro-
    thyroid
  279. splen-
    spleen
  280. ovario-
    ovary
  281. adreno-
    adrenal gland
  282. basi-
    base/fundamental
  283. pelvi-
    pelvis
  284. vena-
    vein
  285. urethr-
    urethra
  286. utero-
    uterus
  287. sacro-
    sacrum
  288. pharyng-
    pharynx
  289. duodeno-
    duodenum
  290. ureter-
    ureter
  291. laryng-
    larynx/throat
  292. bronch-
    bronchus (bronchi)
  293. col-
    colon
  294. esophag-
    esophagus
  295. bi-
    two
  296. tri-
    three
  297. ile-
    ileum
  298. ili-
    ilium
  299. lig-
    ligament
  300. therap-
    therapy
  301. ventr-
    vent (front of a man)

    front
  302. vert-
    vertebrae

    turn
  303. eu-
    ukulele

    good
  304. ambi-
    amp/bee (phone booth)

    both
  305. amphi-
    amp/feet (round on both sides)

    around, on both sides
  306. brachy-
    brake (shorts)

    short
  307. capit-
    cap

    head
  308. cau-
    cough

    burn
  309. clas-
    class (breaks in half)

    break
  310. duct-
    duck

    tube
  311. fiss-
    fish

    split
  312. ger-
    jar (old man)

    old
  313. heter-
    header (udder)

    other
  314. infer-
    inn/fur (under water)

    under
  315. hom-
    home

    same
  316. olfact-
    oil factory

    smell
  317. orth-
    Orthodox Church

    straight
  318. gyn-
    guide

    female
  319. pachy-
    pack

    thick
  320. phrag-
    fur rag

    fence
  321. poster-
    poster

    back part
  322. cata-
    catalog

    down
  323. platy-
    plate

    flat
  324. pseud-
    suit (false teeth)

    false
  325. schiz-
    skis

    split
  326. proxim-
    peroxide (knee/rust)

    nearest
  327. scol-
    school

    curved
  328. apo-
    apple

    away from
  329. di-
    dye

    twice
  330. dia-
    diet pill (hand through it)

    through
  331. eury-
    urinal

    broad
  332. pect-
    pecked (treasure chest)

    chest
  333. necr-
    neck (dead fish)

    dead
  334. mi-
    mice (lesson)

    less
  335. morph-
    mower/roof (forms)

    form
  336. dis-
    discus (falls apart)

    apart
  337. fac-
    factory (makes dew drops)

    make, do
  338. lept-
    leopard

    slender
  339. lymph-
    limp (water/fluid)

    watery fluid
  340. meta-
    metal cabinet (bee yawning)

    beyond
  341. -rrhag
    raging river (bursting balloons/fort)

    burst forth
  342. sta-
    stand

    stand
  343. ton-
    ton

    stretch
  344. volv-
    valve (tea rolls)

    to roll
  345. splanchn-
    "S" plank (inner tube/ organs)

    internal organs
  346. -rrhe
    reed

    flow
  347. med-
    meat (hole in the middle)

    middle
  348. xer-
    zero (clothes dryer)

    dry
  349. per-
    purr (throw out)

    throughout
  350. blast-
    blast

    bud