Med Term Book Chapter 3

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  1. abdomin/o
    abdomen
  2. acr/o
    extremities, top, extreme point
  3. acu/o
    sharp, severe, sudden
  4. aden/o
    gland
  5. agor/a
    marketplace
  6. amni/o
    amnion (sac surrounding the embryo in the uterus)
  7. angi/o
    vessel
  8. arteri/o
    artery
  9. arthr/o
    joint
  10. axill/o
    armpit
  11. blephar/o
    eyelid
  12. bronch/o
    bronchial tubes (two tubes, one right and one left, that branch from the trachea to enter the lungs)
  13. carcin/o
    cancer
  14. chem/o
    drug, chemical
  15. chondr/o
    cartilage
  16. chron/o
    time
  17. col/o
    colon (large intestine)
  18. cyst/o
    urinary bladder
  19. encephal/o
    brain
  20. hydr/o
    water, fluid
  21. inguin/o
    groin
  22. isch/o
    to hold back
  23. lapar/o
    abdomen, abdominal wall
  24. laryng/o
    larynx (voice box)
  25. lymph/o
    lymph (Lymph is clear fluid that bathes tissue spaces and is contained in special lymph vessels and nodes throughout the body.)
  26. mamm/o
    breast
  27. mast/o
    breast
  28. morph/o
    shape, form
  29. muc/o
    mucus
  30. myel/o
    spinal cord, bone marrow (context of usage indicates which meaning is intended)
  31. my/o
    muscle
  32. necr/o
    death (of cells or whole body)
  33. nephr/o
    kidney
  34. neur/o
    nerve
  35. neutr/o
    neutrophil (a white blood cell)
  36. ophthalm/o
    eye
  37. oste/o
    bone
  38. ot/o
    ear
  39. path/o
    disease
  40. peritone/o
    peritoneum
  41. phag/o
    to eat, swallow
  42. phleb/o
    vein
  43. plas/o
    formation, development
  44. pleur/o
    pleura (membranes surrounding lungs and adjacent to chest wall muscles)
  45. pneumon/o
    lungs
  46. pulmon/o
    lungs
  47. rect/o
    rectum
  48. ren/o
    kidney
  49. sarc/o
    flesh
  50. splen/o
    spleen
  51. staphyl/o
    clusters
  52. strept/o
    twisted chains
  53. thorac/o
    chest
  54. thromb/o
    clot
  55. tonsill/o
    tonsils
  56. trache/o
    thrachea (windpipe)
  57. ven/o
    vein
  58. -algia
    pain
  59. -cele
    hernia
  60. -centesis
    surgical puncture to remove fluid
  61. -coccus (plural: -cocci)
    berry-shaped bacterium (plural: bacteria)
  62. -cyte
    cell
  63. -dynia
    pain
  64. -ectomy
    excision, removal, resection
  65. -emia
    blood condition
  66. -genesis
    condition of producing, forming
  67. -genic
    pertaining to producing, produced by, or in
  68. -gram
    record
  69. -graph
    instrument for recording
  70. -graphy
    process of recording
  71. -itis
    inflammation
  72. -logy
    study of
  73. -lysis
    breakdown, destruction, separation
  74. -malacia
    softening
  75. -megaly
    enlargement
  76. -oma
    tumor, mass, collection of fluid
  77. -opsy
    to view
  78. -osis
    condition, usually abnormal
  79. -pathy
    disease condition
  80. -penia
    deficiency
  81. -phobia
    fear
  82. -plasia
    development, formation, growth
  83. -plasty
    surgical repair
  84. -ptosis
    drooping, sagging, prolapse
  85. -sclerosis
    hardening
  86. -scope
    instrument for visual examination
  87. -scopy
    process of visual examination
  88. -stasis
    stopping, controlling
  89. -stomy
    opening to form a mouth (stoma)
  90. -therapy
    treatment
  91. -tomy
    incision, to cut into
  92. -trophy
    nourishment, development
  93. -er
    one who
  94. -ia
    condition
  95. -ist
    one who specializes in
  96. -ole
    little, small
  97. -ule
    little, small
  98. -um, ium
    structure, tissue, thing
  99. -y
    condition, process
  100. -ac, iac
    pertaining to (ex. cardiac)
  101. -al
    pertaining to (ex. pleural)
  102. -ar
    pertaining to (ex. tonsillar)
  103. -ary
    pertaining to (ex. pulmonary)
  104. -eal
    pertaining to (ex. laryngeal)
  105. -ic, ical
    pertaining to (ex. chronic)
  106. -oid
    resembling
  107. -ose
    pertaining to, full of
  108. -ous
    pertaining to (ex. mucous)
  109. -tic
    pertaining to (ex. necrotic)

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