Integumentary System

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MyMichele25
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Integumentary System
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2011-10-04 11:24:12
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Combining Form Suffix Prefix
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Combining Forms, Suffixes, and Prefixes of the Integumentary System
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  1. -logist
    • specialist in the study of
    • dermat/o/logist - specialist in the treatment of skin disorders
  2. xer/o
    • dry
    • xer/o/derma - dry skin
  3. derm/o
    • skin
    • hypo/derm/ic - pertaining to under the skin
  4. lip/o
    • fat
    • lip/o/cele - hernia containing fat
  5. -therapy
    • treatment
    • cry/o/therapy - use of cold in the treatment (of disease)
  6. -cyte
    • cell
    • lip/o/cyte - fat cell
  7. -logy
    • study of
    • dermat/o/logy - study of the skin (and its diseases)
  8. dermat/o
    • skin
    • dermat/o/plasty - surgical repair of the skin
  9. scler/o
    • hardening; sclera (white of the eye)
    • scler/o/derma - hardening of the skin
  10. steat/o
    • fat
    • steat/itis - inflammation of fatty (adipose) tissue
  11. cutane/o
    • skin
    • sub/cutane/ous - pertaining to beneath the skin
  12. sudor/o
    • sweat
    • sudor/esis - profuse sweating
  13. xen/o
    • foreign, strange
    • xen/o/graft - skin transplant from a foreign donor (usually a pig) for a human; also called heterograft
  14. myc/o
    • fungus (plural fungi)
    • dermat/o/myc/osis - fungal infection of the skin
  15. onych/o
    • nail
    • onych/o/malacia - softening of the nails
  16. pil/o
    • hair
    • pil/o/nid/al - pertaining to hair in a nest
  17. squam/o
    • scale
    • squam/out - pertaining to scales (or covered with scales)
  18. -derma
    • skin
    • py/o/derma - pus in the skin
  19. adip/o
    • fat
    • adip/osis - abnormal condition of fat
  20. trich/o
    • hair
    • trich/o/pathy - disease involving the hair
  21. hidr/o
    • sweat
    • hidr/aden/itis - inflammation of the sweat glands
  22. melan/o
    • black
    • melan/oma - black tumor
  23. ichthy/o
    • dry. scaly
    • ichthy/osis - abnormal condition of dry or scaly skin
  24. ungu/o
    • nail
    • ungu/al - pertaining to the nails
  25. seb/o
    • sebum, sebaceous
    • seb/o/rrhea - discharge of sebum

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