18 terms

Medical Terminology - Word Parts K - L

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kerat/o
(cornea) keratitis, inflammation of the cornea.
kinesi/o
(movement) kinesialgia, pain upon movement.
labi/o
(lip) labiodental, pertaining to the lip and teeth.
lact/o
(milk) lactation, the secretion of milk.
Lal/o
(talk) lalopathy, any speech disorder.
Lapar/o
(flank, abdomen, abdominal wall)laparotomy, an incision through the abdominal wall.
laryng/o
(larynx) laryngoscope, an instrument for examining the larynx.
lept/o
(thin) leptodactylous, having slender fingers.
leuc/o, leuk/o
(white) leukemia, a malignant disease characterized by the increased development of white blood cells.
lingu/o
(tongue) sublingual, under the tongue.
lip/o
(fat) lipoma, fatty tumor.
lith/o
(stone) lithotripter, an instrument for crushing stones in the bladder.
-logist
(a person who studies) pathologist, a person who studies diseases.
log/o
(speak) give an account, logospasms, spasmodic speech.
-logy
(study of) pathology, the study of disease.
lumb/o
(loin) lumbago, pain in the lumbar region.
lymph/o
(lymph) lymphoduct, a vessel of the lymph system.
-lysis
(destruction) electrolysis, destruction (of hair, for example) by passage of an electric current.
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