Medical Terminology

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  1. a-, an-
    without, lack of, absence of
  2. aden(o)
    gland, glandular tissue
  3. aer(o)
    air, with air, with oxygen, in gas
  4. alg-
    pain
  5. -algia
    pain
  6. angi(o)
    vessel
  7. ante-
    before, forward, in front of
  8. anter(i), anter(o)
    front, forward
  9. anti-
    against
  10. arteri(o)
    artery
  11. arthr(o)
    joint
  12. -ase
    enzyme
  13. ather(o)
    fatty
  14. audi(o)
    hearing
  15. brady-
    slow
  16. bronch(o)
    bronchial tube, bronchus
  17. carcin(o)
    cancer
  18. -cele
    hernia, herniation
  19. -centesis
    surgical puncture
  20. cephal(o)
    head
  21. cerebr(o)
    cerebrum, brain
  22. cervic(o)
    neck, cervix
  23. chol(e)
    bile, gall
  24. chondr(o)
    cartilage
  25. circum-
    around, about, encircling
  26. -coccus, -cocci
    bacterium, bacteria
  27. col(o)
    colon
  28. contra-
    against
  29. cortic(o)
    cortex
  30. cost(o)
    rib
  31. crani(o)
    skull, cranium
  32. cyan(o)
    blue, blueness
  33. cyst(o)
    bladder
  34. cyt(o)
    cell
  35. -cyte
    cell
  36. derm(o), dermat(o)
    skin
  37. diplo-
    double, twofold
  38. dors(o)
    back
  39. dys-
    difficult, abnormal, bad, painful
  40. -ectomy
    excision, excise, to cut out
  41. -emia
    blood condition
  42. encephal(o)
    brain, inside the head
  43. endo-
    inside, inner, within
  44. enter(o)
    intestine
  45. epi-
    outer, upon
  46. erythr(o)
    red
  47. eu-
    normal, easy, good
  48. extra-
    outside, beyond
  49. gastr(o)
    stomach
  50. ger(o)
    old age
  51. gingiv(o)
    gum, gums
  52. gloss(o)
    tongue
  53. gluc(o)
    sugar
  54. glyc(o)
    sugar, sweet
  55. -gram
    picture, graph, record
  56. -graph
    recording instrument
  57. -graphy
    process of making an image
  58. gynec(o)
    woman, female
  59. hem(o), hemat(o)
    blood
  60. hemi-
    half
  61. hepat(o)
    liver
  62. hidr(o)
    sweat, sweat glands
  63. hist(o)
    tissue
  64. homo-
    same, alike
  65. hydr
    water
  66. hydro-
    water
  67. hyper-
    excessive, high, above, upward
  68. hyster(o)
    uterus
  69. -iasis
    condition of disease
  70. immun(o)
    immune
  71. infra-
    below, beneath
  72. inter-
    between, among
  73. intra-
    within, inside
  74. iso-
    equal, same
  75. -itis
    inflammation
  76. kerat(o)
    cornea
  77. lact(o)
    milk
  78. lapar(o)
    abdomen
  79. laryng(o)
    larynx, voice box
  80. later(o)
    side
  81. leuk(o)
    white
  82. lingu(o)
    tongue
  83. lip(o)
    fat
  84. lith(o)
    stone, calculus
  85. -logist
    one who studies or specializes
  86. -logy
    the study of
  87. -lysis
    destruction, dissolution, breakdown
  88. mal-
    bad, abnormal
  89. -malacia
    soft, softening
  90. mamm(o)
    breast, mammary gland
  91. mast(o)
    breast, mammary gland
  92. megalo-
    large, enlarged
  93. -megaly
    enlargement
  94. melan(o)
    dark pigmented, black
  95. men(o)
    menstruation, menses
  96. mening(o)
    meninges, membranes
  97. meta-
    beyond, after, in succession to
  98. -meter
    instrument to measure or count
  99. -metry
    process of measuring or counting
  100. my(o)
    muscle
  101. myc(o)
    fungus, fungi
  102. myel(o)
    bone marrow, spinal cord
  103. nas(o)
    nose
  104. nephr(o)
    kidney
  105. neur(o)
    nerve
  106. non-
    not
  107. -oma
    tumor, abnormal growth
  108. onc(o)
    tumor
  109. oophor(o)
    ovary, ovaries
  110. ophthalm(o)
    eye
  111. -opia
    vision
  112. orch(o)
    testes, testis, testicle
  113. -osis
    condition, increase
  114. oste(o)
    bone
  115. ot(o)
    ear
  116. para-
    beside, near, beyond, abnormal
  117. -pathy
    disease
  118. pelv(i), pelv(o)
    pelvis
  119. -penia
    deficiency, low number
  120. peps(o)
    digestion
  121. -pepsia
    digestion
  122. peri-
    near, around, surrounding
  123. -pexy
    fixation
  124. phag(o)
    eat, swallow
  125. -phagia
    eat, swallow
  126. pharyng(o)
    pharynx, throat
  127. phleb(o)
    vein
  128. -phobia
    fear
  129. physi(o)
    body function
  130. -plasia
    development, formation
  131. -plasty
    surgical repair
  132. -plegia
    paralysis
  133. -pnea
    breathing
  134. pneum(o)
    air, breath, lung
  135. pneumon(o)
    lung
  136. pod(o)
    foot
  137. poly-
    much, many
  138. post-
    after
  139. poster(i), poster(o)
    back, behind
  140. presby(o)
    old age
  141. proct(o)
    anus, rectum
  142. psych(o)
    mind, mental
  143. -ptosis
    prolapse, sagging, sagged
  144. pulmon(o)
    lung
  145. py(o)
    pus
  146. pyel(o)
    pelvis of kidney, renal pelvis
  147. pyr-, pyro-
    fever, fire
  148. radi(o)
    x-ray
  149. ren(o)
    kidney
  150. retro-
    behind, backward, in back of
  151. rhin(o)
    nose
  152. -rrhagia
    hemorrhage, excessive discharge
  153. -rrhea
    flow, discharge
  154. salping(o)
    fallopian tube, uterine tube
  155. scler(o)
    hard, hardening
  156. -scope
    instrument used to exam or look
  157. -scopy
    process of examining
  158. semi-
    half, partly, partially
  159. spondyl(o)
    spine, vertebra, vertebrae
  160. stomat(o)
    mouth
  161. sub-
    below, under
  162. supra-
    above, over, at the top of
  163. syn-
    together, with, joined, fused
  164. syphil(o)
    syphilis
  165. tachy-
    fast, rapid
  166. thorac(o)
    chest, thorax
  167. thromb(o)
    blood clot
  168. thyr(o)
    thyroid
  169. -tomy
    incision, incise, to cut into
  170. tox-, toxi-, toxo-
    poison
  171. trans-
    across, over, through
  172. -trophy
    development, growth, nutrition
  173. urethr(o)
    urethra
  174. -uria
    urine
  175. vas(o)
    vessel, vas deferens
  176. ven(o)
    vein
  177. -asthenia
    weakness
  178. -cele
    tumor, hernia, swelling
  179. -dynia
    pain
  180. -emesis
    vomiting
  181. -ostomy
    artificial opening
  182. -plasty
    repair
  183. -ptysis
    spitting
  184. -rrhaphy
    suturr
  185. -tripsy
    to crush

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