HSCI 003, Chapter 3

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HSCI 003, Chapter 3
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  1. Acr/o
    top, extreme point
  2. Acu/o
    something of recent onset
  3. Agor/o
    marketplace, public place
  4. Amni/o
    refers to the amniotic sack
  5. Angi/o
    refers to a vessel
  6. Arteri/o
    artery
  7. Axill/o
    armpit
  8. Blephar/o
    eyelid
  9. Bronch/o
    windpipe, bronchial tubes
  10. Chem/o
    drug, chemical
  11. Chron/o
    time
  12. Col/o
    colon
  13. Hydr/o
    fluid, water
  14. Isch/o
    holding back
  15. Lapar/o
    abdomin
  16. Laryng/o
    larryng (voicebox)
  17. Lymph/o
    lymph
  18. Mamm/o
    breast
  19. Mast/o
    breast
  20. Morph/o
    shape, form
  21. Muc/i/o
    mucus
  22. My/o
    muscle
  23. Myel/o
    bone marrow
  24. Necr/o
    death
  25. Peritone/o
    inside the abdominal cavity
  26. Phag/o
    to eat, swallow
  27. Plas/o, Plasm/o
    refers to a fluid, part of the blood, organized
  28. Pleur/o
    refers to the rib side, the pleura
  29. Pneum/o, Pneumon/o
    air, respiration
  30. Pulmon/o
    lungs
  31. Rect/o
    rectum
  32. Splen/o
    spleen
  33. Staphyl/o
    clusters
  34. Strept/o
    bacteria that is arranged in chains
  35. Tonsill/o
    tonsils
  36. Ven/i/o
    vein
  37. -cele
    hernia, swelling
  38. -centesis
    puncture to remove fluid
  39. -coccus, -cocci
    berry shaped bacteria
  40. -dynia
    pain
  41. -genesis
    produced by, formed by
  42. -graph
    recording instrument
  43. -graphy
    the process of using a graph
  44. -lysis
    to tear down, destroy, separate
  45. -malacia
    softening
  46. -megaly
    enlargement in size
  47. -penia
    small or deficient
  48. -phobia
    fear
  49. -plasia
    development, formation, growth
  50. -plasty
    surgical repair
  51. -ptosis
    drooping
  52. -sclerosis
    hardening
  53. -stasis
    stopping, stagnation, controlling
  54. -stomy
    an opneing
  55. -therapy
    treatment
  56. -trophy
    development, nourishment
  57. -er
    one who does something
  58. -ia
    an unhealthy condition, state, or disease
  59. -ole
    small, little
  60. -ule
    small, little
  61. -um, -ium
    something, a thing
  62. -ar, -ary
    pertaining to
  63. -oid
    resembling
  64. -ous
    pertaining to
  65. -tic
    pertaining to

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