medical terminology

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  1. caudo/o
    • tail¬†
    • downward
  2. cephal/o
    • head
    • upward
  3. infer/o
    below
  4. later/o
    side
  5. dors/o
    back
  6. anter/o
    front
  7. plasty
    surgical repair
  8. -phagia
    eating or swallowing
  9. proxim/o
    near(the point of attachment of a body part)
  10. -tome
    instrument used to cut
  11. per
    through
  12. cutane/o
    derm/o
    dermat/o
    skin
  13. -rrhea
    • flow
    • discharge
  14. -itis
    inflammation
  15. epiglott/o
    epiglottis
  16. para
    beside, beyond, around, abnormal
  17. tachy-
    fast, rapid
  18. kerat/o
    horny tissue, hard
  19. -ad
    toward
  20. -a
    noun suffix, no meaning
  21. rhytid/o
    wrinkles
  22. xer/o
    dry
  23. crypt/o
    hidden
  24. sub
    under, below
  25. necr/o
    death(cells, body)
  26. hidr/o
    sweet
  27. onych/o
    ungu/o
    nail
  28. pneum/o
    pneumat/o
    pneumon/o
    lung,air
  29. -ia
    diseased or abnormal state, condition of
  30. -coccus (pl. -cocci
    berry shape( form of bacterium)
  31. phon/o
    sound , voice
  32. seb/o
    sebum (oil)
  33. somn/o
    sleep
  34. trans-
    through, across, beyond
  35. epi
    on upon,over
  36. intra
    within
  37. esophag/o
    esophagus
  38. aut/o
    self
  39. -ectomy
    excision or surgical removal
  40. -opsy
    • view of
    • viewing
  41. heter/o
    other
  42. bi/o
    life
  43. myc/o
    fungus
  44. -malacia
    softing
  45. trich/o
    hair
  46. coni/o
    dust
  47. pachy/o
    thick
  48. strept/o
    twisted chains
  49. staphyl/o
    grapelike clusters
  50. poster/o
    • back,¬†
    • behind
  51. bi-
    two
  52. super/o
    above
  53. ventr/o
    belly(front)
  54. medi/o
    middle
  55. dist/o
    away(from the point of attachment of a body part)
  56. uni-
    one
  57. -ior
    pertaining to
  58. lei/o
    smooth
  59. iatr/o
    • physician, medicine
    • (also means treatment)
  60. samat/o
    body
  61. -sarcoma
    malignant tumor
  62. meta-
    after, beyond, change
  63. -plasm
    growth, substance, formation
  64. eti/o
    cause(of disease)
  65. chlor/o
    green
  66. xanth/o
    yellow
  67. pro
    before
  68. -sis
    state of
  69. dys-
    painful, abnormal, difficult, labord
  70. -oma
    tumor, swelling
  71. -logist
    one who studies and treats(specialist, physician)
  72. -cyte
    cell
  73. -al, -ic, -ous
    pertaining to
  74. hypo-
    below, incomplete, deficient
  75. hyper-
    above, excessive
  76. -logy
    study of
  77. -pathy
    disease
  78. cyan/o
    blue
  79. my/o
    muscle
  80. leuk/o
    white
  81. melan/o
    black
  82. erythr/o
    red
  83. kary/o
    nucleus
  84. -oid
    resembling
  85. gno/o
    knowledge
  86. viscer/o
    internal organs
  87. aden/o
    gland
  88. neo-
    new
  89. -stasis
    control, stop, standing
  90. -genic
    producing, originating, causing
  91. -gen
    substance or agent that produces or causes
  92. -osis
    abnormal condition
  93. rhabd/o
    rod-shaped, striated
  94. sarc/o
    flesh, connective tissue
  95. -plasia
    condition of formation, development, growth
  96. chrom/o
    color
  97. lip/o
    fat
  98. dia-
    through, complete
  99. hist/o
    tissue
  100. fibro
    fiber
  101. epitheli/o
    epithelium
  102. cyt/o
    cell
  103. neur/o
    nerve
  104. organ/o
    organ
  105. system/o
    system
  106. cancer/o
    carcin/o
    cancer
  107. path/o
    disease
  108. onc/o
    • tumor
    • mas
  109. atel/o
    • imperfect,
    • incomplete
  110. pan-
    • all,
    • total
  111. -cele
    • hernia or
    • protrusion
  112. pharyng/o
    pharynx
  113. laryng/o
    larynx
  114. lob/o
    lobe
  115. sinus/o
    sinus
  116. -spasm
    sudden, involuntary muscle contraction
  117. spir/o
    • breathe,
    • breathing
  118. -stenosis
    constriction or narrowing
  119. eu-
    normal good
  120. -pexy
    • surgical fixation,
    • suspension
  121. -graphy
    process of recording, radiographic imaging
  122. -centesis
    surgical puncture to aspirate fluid(with a sterile needle
  123. -emia
    blood condition
  124. trache/o
    trachea
  125. -pnea
    breathing
  126. pleur/o
    pleura
  127. alveol/o
    alveolus
  128. -ectasis
    • stretching out,
    • dilatation, expansion
  129. orth/o
    straight
  130. -scopic
    pertaining to visual examination
  131. -rrhagia
    rapid flow of blood
  132. capn/o
    carbon dioxide

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