Med Terminology

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a-,an-

without,not

ab-

away from

abdomin/o

abdomen

ablat/o

to remove, take away

abrado/o, abras/o

to scrape off

acanth/o

thorny,spiny

acar/o

mites

acid/o

acid,sour,bitter

acous/o

hearing

acoust/o

hearing, sound

acr/o

extremities

actin/o

ray,radiation

acu-

needle

acu/o,acut/o

sharp,severe

ad-

towards, near

aden/o

gland

adenoid/o

adenoids

adip/o

fat

adren/o

adrenal glands

aer/o

air,gas

agglutin/o

clumping

agit/o

rapidity,restlessness

-agogue

producer,leader

-agra

severe pain

alb/o,albin/o

white

albumin/o

albumin

-algesia,alges/o

pain sensitivity

-algia

pain

allo-

other, different

alveol/o

alveolus

ambi-

around, on both sides, about

ambly/o

dim, dull

ambul/o

to walk

ammon/o

ammonium

amni/o

amnion

amphi-

around, on both sides

amyl/o

starch

ana-

up, backward, against

andr/o

male

aneurysm/o

aneurysm

angi/o

vessel

anis/o

unequal

ankyl/o

stiff,crooked,bent

anomal/o

irregular

ante-

before,forward

anter/o

front

anthrac/o

coal,carbon,carbuncle

anthrop/o

man, human being

anti-

against

antr/o

antrum

aort/o

aorta

-apheresis

separation, removal

aphth/o

ulcer

apic/o

apex

apo-

away,separation

aque/o

water

arachn/o

spider

arch/i,arch/e,-arche

first

arteri/o

artery

arteriol/o

arteriole

arthr/o

joint

articul/o

joint

aspir/o, aspirat/o

inhaling, removal

-assay

to examine, analyze

-asthenia, asthen/o

weakness

astr/o

star, star shaped

atel/o

incomplete, imperfect

ather/o

fatty substance, plaque

atmo-

steam, vapor

-atresia

closure, occlusion

atreto-

closed,lacking an opening

atri/o

atrium

audi/o, audit/o

hearing

aur/o,auricul/o

ear

auscult/o, auscultat/o

to listen

auto-

self

aux/o

growth, acceleration

axi/o

axis

axill/o

armpit

azot/o

nitrogen, urea

bacteri/o

bacteria

balne/o

bath

bar/o

weight, pressure

bary-

heavy, dull, hard

bas/o, basi/o

base, foundation

-basia

walking

bathy-,batho-

deep, depth

bibli/o

books

bil/i

bile

bio-, bi/o

life, living

blast/o, -blast

early embryonic stage, immature

blenn/o

mucus

blephar/o

eyelid

brachi/o

arm

brachy-

short

brady-

slow

brom/o

bromine containing compound, odor

bronch/o

bronchus

bronchiol/o

bronchiole

bucc/o

cheek

-bulia,-boulia

will

burs/o

bursa

cac/o

bad, ill

calcane/o

heel

caci/o

calcium

-calculia, calcul/o

to compute

cali/o

calyx

calor/i

heat

campt/o

bent

-capnia, capn/o

carbon dioxide

capsul/o, caps/o

capsule, container

carb/o

carbon

carcin/o

cancer

cardi/o

heart

cari/o

caries

carp/o

wrist

cata-

down, under

-cataphasia

affirmation

cathar/o, cathart/o

cleansing, purging

-cathisia, -kathisia

sitting

caud/o

tail

caus/o,cauter/o

burn, burning

cavit/o, cav/o

hollow,cavity

cec/o

cecum

-cele

hernia, swelling

celi/o

abdomen

-centesis

surgical puncture of a cavity

centi-

one hundredth (10^-2)

centr/o

center

cephal/o

head

cerebell/o

cerebellum

cerebr/o

cerebrum, brain

cervic/o

neck, cervix

-chalasia

relaxation

cheil/o, chil/o

lip

chem/o

chemical, chemistry

-chezia, -chesia

defecation

chir/o, cheir/o

hand

chlor/o

green

chol/e

gall, bile

choledoch/o

common bile duct

chondr/o

cartilage

chori/o

chorion

-chroia

skin coloration

chrom/o

color

chron/o

time, timing

chrys/o

gold

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