pasw Med Term study guide/chp 7 dermatology

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Word elements to know & word building examples for chapter 7 / Dermatology / Medical Terminology 2011

-cyte

cell

-derma

skin

-graft

tissue for implant or transplant

-logist

specialist in the study of

-logy

study of

-oid

resembling

-therapy

treatment

adip/o, lip/o, steat/o

fat

an-

without, not

aden/o

gland

cry/o

cold

cutane/o, dermat/o, derm/o

skin

dia-

through, across

epi-

above, upon

hidr/o, sudor/o, diaphor/o

sweat

hyper-

excessive, above normal

ichthy/o

dry, scaly

kerat/o

horny tissue, hard, cornea

melan/o

black

myc/o

fungus

onych/o, ungu/o

nail

pil/o, trich/o, hirsut/o

hair

scler/o

hardening, sclera

seb/o

sebum, sebaceous

squam/o

scale

sub-

under, below

-tome

instrument for cutting

-therapy

treatment

xen/o

foreign, strange

adip/osis

Build a medical word that means abnormal condition of fat

an/hidr/osis

Build a medical word that means abnormal condition of without sweat

cry/o/therapy

Build a medical word that means treatment using cold

dermat/o/logist

Build a medical word that means specialist in the study of the skin

dermat/o/logy

Build a medical word that means study of the skin

dermat/o/myc/osis

Build a medical word that means abnormal condition of the skin caused by a fungus

dermat/o/plasty

Build a medical word that means surgical repair of skin

dermat/o/tome

Build a medical word that means instrument for cutting the skin

epi/derm/is

Build a medical word that means upon the dermis

hidr/aden/itis

Build a medical word that means inflammation of the sweat glands

hyper/hidr/osis < also called diaphoresis & sudoresis>

Build a medical word that means abnormal condition of excessive sweat

hypo/derm/ic

Build a medical word that means pertaining to under the skin

ichthy/osis

Build a medical word that means abnormal condition of dry, scaly

kerat/osis

Build a medical word that means abnormal condition of hard, horny tissue

lip/o/cele

Build a medical word that means hernia containing fat

lip/o/cyte

Build a medical word that means fat cell

melan/oma

Build a medical word that means black tumor

onych/o/malacia

Build a medical word that means softening of the nails

pil/o/nid/al

Build a medical word that means pertaining to a hair nest < nid/o >

scler/o/derma

Build a medical word that means hardening of the skin

seb/o/rrhea

Build a medical word that means discharge of sebum

squam/ous

Build a medical word that means pertaining to scale

steat/itis

Build a medical word that means inflammation of adipose (fatty) tissue

sub/cutane/ous

Build a medical word that means pertaining to under the skin

sub/ungu/al

Build a medical word that means pertaining to under the nail

sudor/esis

Build a medical word that means condition of profuse sweating

trich/o/pathy

Build a medical word that means disease of the hair

ungu/al

Build a medical word that means pertaining to the nails

xer/o/derma

Build a medical word that means pertaining to dry skin

nid/o-

nest, focus

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