Medical Terminology, 2nd Ed. from Thierer & Breitbard

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To help one study alongside the textbook, ISBN 0-07-301468-0. Fellow students of the online class thru CRID may appreciate that I'm going to try to keep this current with our progress for the Summer Quarter, 2009, until it is complete.

acanth(o)

spiny; thorny

actin(o) & phot(o)

light...Similar to fluor(o)

aer(o)

air; gas...Similar to physo

alge, algesi, algio, algo

pain

amyl(o)

starch

andro

masculine

athero

plaque; fatty substance

bacill(i)

bacilli; bacteria

bacteri(o)

bacteria

bar(o)

weight; pressure

bas(o), basi(o)

base

bio- & vivi & zo(o)

life

blasto

immature cells

cac(o)

bad; ill

calc(o), calci(o)

calcium

carcin(o)

cancer

chem(o)

chemical

chlor(o)

chlorine, green

chondrio, chondro

cartilage, grainy, gritty

chore(o)

dance

chrom, chromat, chromo

color

chrono

time

chyl(o)

chyle, a digestive juice

chym(o)

chyme, semifluid production of chyme in the stomach

coni(o)

dust

crin(o)

secrete

cry(o)

cold

crypt(o)

hidden; obscure

cyan(o)

blue

cycl(o)

circle; cycle; ciliary body

cyst(o), cysti

bladder, cyst, cystic duct

cyt(o)

cell

dextr(o)

right, toward the right

dips(o)

thirst

dors(o), dorsi

back

dynamo

force; energy

echo

reflected sound

electr(o)

electricity; electric

eosin(o)

red; rosy...Similar to erythr(o)

erythr(o)

red, redness...Similar to eosin(o)

esthesio

sensation, perception

ethmo

ethmoid bone

etio

cause

fibr(o)

fiber

fluor(o)

light; luminous; fluorine...Similar to actin(o)

fungi

fungus

galact(o)

milk

gen(o)

producing; being born...Similar to -parous

gero, geront(o)

old age

gluco

glucose

glyco

sugars

gonio

angle

granulo

granular

gyn(o), gyne, gyneco

women

home(o), homo

same; constant

hydro(o)

hydrogen, water

hypn(o) & somn(o), somni

sleep

iatr(o)

physician; treatment

ichthy(o)

dry; scaly; fish...Similar to xer(o)

idio

distinct; unknown

immun(o)

safe; immune

kal(i)

potassium

karyo & nucle(o)

nucleus

ket(o), keton(o)

ketone; acetone

kin(o), kine & cine(o)

movement

kinesi(o), kineso

motion

kyph(o)

humpback

lact(o), lacti

mlik

latero

lateral, to one side

lepto

light, frail, thin

leuk(o)

white

lip(o)

fat

lith(o)

stone

log(o)

speech, words, thought

lys(o)

dissolution

macr(o)

large; long

medi(o)

middle; medial plane

meg(a), megal(o)

large; million

melan(o)

black; dark

mes(o)

middle; median

micr(o)

small; one-millionth; tiny

mio

smaller; less...DNCw/my(o)

morph(o)

structure; shape

narco

sleep; numbness

necr(o)

death; dying

noct(i) & nyct(o)

night

normo

normal...Similar to orth(o)

oncho, onco

tumor

orth(o)

straight; normal...Similar to norm(o)

oxy

sharp; acute; oxygen

pachy

thick

path(o)

disease...Similar to -pathy

phago

eating; devouring; swallowing

pharmaco

drugs; medicine

phon(o)

sound; voice; speech...Similar to son(o)

phot(o) & actin(o)

light...Similar to fluor(o)

physi, physio

physical; natural

physo

air; gas; growing...Similar to aer(o)

phyt(o)

plant

plasma, plasmo

formative; plasma

poikilo

varied; irregular

pseud(o)

false

pyreto

fever...Similar to pyro

pyro

fever; fire; heat...Similar to pyreto

radio

radiation; x-ray; radius

salping(o) & syring(o)

tube

schisto

split...Similar to schiz(o)

schizo

split; division...Similar to schisto

scler(o)

hardness; hardening

scolio OR ankyl(o)

crooked; bent

scoto

darkness

sidero

iron

sito

food; grain...DNCw/ -trophy, -trophic

somat(o)

body

somn(o), somni & hypn(o)

sleep

sono

sound...Similar to phon(o)

spasmo

spasm

spher(o)

round; spherical

spir(o)

breath; breathe

squamo

scale; squamous

staphyl(o)

grapelike clusters

steno

narrowness

stere(o)

three-dimensional

strepto

twisted chains; streptococci

styl(o)

peg-shaped

syring(o) & salping(o)

tube

tel(o), tele(o)

distant; end; complete

terato

monster (as a malformed fetus)

therm(o)

heat

tono

tension; pressure

toop(o)

place; topical

tox(i), toxico, toxo

poison; toxin

tropho

food; nutrition...DNCw/ sito

vivi & bio- & zo(o)

life

xanth(o)

yellow

xeno

stranger

xer(o)

dry...Similar to ichthy(o)

xiph(o)

sword; xiphoid

zo(o) & bio- & vivi

life

zym(o)

fermentation; enzyme

cine(o) & kin(o), kine

movement

a- & an-

without

ab-, abs- & de-

away from

ad-

toward, to...Similar to ana-

ambi-

both, around

an- & a-

without

ana-

up, toward...Similar to ad-

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