Medical Terminology - Chapter 3

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dermatology

study of the skin

dermatologist

specialist in the study of the skin

adip/o; lip/o; steat/o

fat

-cele

hernia, swelling

-cyte; cyt/o

cell

-itis

inflammation

cutane/o; dermat/o; derm/o; -derma

skin

-ous; -ic; -al

pertaining to

-logist

specialist in the study of

hypo-

under, below, deficient

hidr/o; sudor/o

sweat

aden/o

gland

-esis

condition

ichthy/o

dry, scaly

-osis

abnormal condition; incease (used primarily with blood cells)

kerat/o

horny tissue; hard; cornea

melan/o

black

-oma

tumor

myc/o

fungus (plural, fungi)

onych/o

nail

-malacia

softening

pil/o; trich/o

hair

-pathy

disease

scler/o

hardening; sclera (white of eye)

seb/o

sebum; sebaceous

-rrhea

discharge; flow

squam/o

scale

-oid

resembling

-phoresis

carrying, transmission

dia-

through, across

-plasty

surgical repair

-therapy

treatment

cry/o

cold

melan/o

black

cyan/o

blue

-emia

blood condition

-penia

decrease; deficiency

erythr/o

red

auto-

self, own

leuk/o; albin/o0

white

xanth/o

yellow

necr/o

death, necrosis

-tome

instrument to cut

-esis

condition

-phagia

swallowing, eating

epi-

above, on

hypo-

under, below, deficient

sub-

under, below

adipocellular; adipocytic

pertaining to fatty (or fat) cells

adipose tissue

fatty tissue

adipohistic

pertaining to fatty tissue

lipoma; adipoma; steatoma

fatty tumor

-ectomy

removal or excision

adipectomy; lipectomy; steatectomy

removal of fat

liposuction

suctioning (sucking out) fat

dermatoma; dermoma; cutaneoma

tumor of the skin

-pathy

disease

dermopathy; dermatopathy; cutaneopathy

disease of the skin

-plasty

surgical repair

dermatoplasty; dermoplasty; cutaneoplasty

surgical repair of the skin

subcutaneous

pertaining to the area below or under the skin

hidrosis; sudorosis

abnormal condition of sweating

hidrorrhea

flow or discharge of sweat (excessive sweating)

hidroadenoma

tumor of a sweat gland

hydroaerobics

water aerobics

hydrocephalus

water head; condition of water accumulation in the head

hydrotherapy

treatment with water

hydrology

study of water

onych/o

nail

onychoma

tumor of the nail

-malacia

softening

onychomalacia

softening of the nail

onychopathy

diease of the nail

trichomalacia

softening of hair

-tomy

incision

a-; an-

without, no, not

hyper-

above, excessive

anhidrosis

abnormal condition of no sweat

dermatitis

inflammation of skin

dermatomycosis; dermomycosis

abnormal condition of skin fungus

dermatosclerosis

abnormal condition of hardening of the skin

hidradenitis; hidroadenitis

inflammation of a sweat gland

sudoresis; diaphoresis

condition of profuse sweating

hyperhidrosis

abnormal condition of excessive sweating

keratosis; keratoses

abnormal condition of hard growth

leukocytopenia

decrease in the number of white cells

necrocytosis

abnormal condition of dead cells

onychomycosis

abnormal condition of nail fungus

scleroderma

hardening of skin

trichopathy

disease of hair

pilosis

excessive formation of hair

adipocele; lipocele; steatocele

hernia of fat or fatty tissue

xeroderma

skin that is dry (dry skin)

gastromalacia

softening of the stomach

xanthocyte

a cell that is yellow

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