Chapter 15 The EAR

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Chapter 15 The EAR
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SRJC Medical Terminology chapter 15 EAR spring 2013
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  1. audi/o
    to hear
  2. aur/i
    ear
  3. chol/e
    gall or bile
  4. cochle/o
    land snail
  5. electr/o
    electricity
  6. labyrinth/o
    maze, inner ear
  7. laryng/o
    larynx, voice box
  8. mast/o
    mastoid process, breast-shaped
  9. myring/o
    eardrum, tympanic membrane
  10. neur/o
    nerve
  11. ot/o
    ear
  12. pharyng/e
    pharynx
  13. presby/o
    old
  14. py/o
    pus
  15. scler/o
    hardening
  16. staped/o
    stirrup
  17. steat/o
    fat
  18. tympan/o
    eardrum, tympanic membrane
  19. acoustic
    pertaining to sense of hearing
  20. audiogram
    record of hearing by audiometry
  21. audiology
    study of hearing disorders
  22. audiometer
    medical instrument used to measure hearing
  23. aural
    pertaining to the ear
  24. auricle
    the externial part of the ear also known as pinna
  25. binaural
    pertaining to both ears
  26. cerumen
    ear wax
  27. cholesteatoma
    • chol/e - bile
    • steat- fat
    • oma - tumor
  28. electocochleography
    recording of electrical activity produced when the cochlea is stimulated
  29. endaural
    • end- within
    • aur- ear
    • al -pertaining to

    pertaining to within the ear
  30. equilibrium
    state of balance
  31. eustachian tube
    tube between ear and throat to equalize pressure on both sides of the ear drum
  32. fenestration
    • fenestrat- window
    • ion- process

    surgical opening to the labyrinth to restore hearing
  33. incus
    middle of the three assicles called the anvil

  34. labyrinth
    the inner ear

  35. -tomy
    incision
  36. -ectomy
    surgical removal, excision
  37. -itis
    inflamation
  38. malleus
    largest of 3 ossicles, hammer



  39. -algia
    pain
  40. monaural
    pertaining to one ear
  41. myringectomy
    surgical removal of the tympanic membrane (ear drum)
  42. myringoplasty
    surgical repair of the ear drum
  43. -tome
    surgical instrument used to cut
  44. myringotomy
    incision made to the ear drum to remove unwanted fluid
  45. ossicle
    small bone in middle ear
  46. otic
    pertaining to the ear
  47. -dynia
    pain
  48. otolaryngologist
    ear nose throat doctor
  49. otolith
    • oto- ear
    • lith- stone
  50. otomycosis
    • oto- ear
    • myc- fungus
    • osis- condition

    ear infection
  51. otopharyngeal
    pertaining to the ear and pharynx
  52. otoplasty
    plastic surgery to repair ear
  53. otopyorrhea
    • ot/o- ear
    • pyo- pus
    • rrhea- flow
  54. scler
    hardening
  55. osis
    condition

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