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Medical Terminology - Medical Homonyms

A homonym is a word that has the same pronunciation as another, but a different meaning, and in most cases a different spelling (from the Greek homonymos: homo [same] + onyma [name]). Some common English language homonyms would be meat and meet, peal and peel, bare and bear, feet and feat, or pain and pane.
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Humerus
A long bone in the upper arm
Humorous
Funny
Ileum
A potion of the colon
Ilium
A part of the pelvic bone
Lice
A parasite
Lyse
To break
Loop
An oval or circular ring, by bending
Loupe
Magnifying glass or lens
Mnemo
To assist in remembering
Pneumo
Pertaining to the lungs (the "p" is silent)
Mucus
Secretion of the mucous membranes
Mucous
Adjective form of mucus (resembling mucus)
Plane
Anatomic (imaginary) level
Plain
Not fancy (plain x-rays)
Plural
More than one
Pleural
Pertaining to the lung
Radical
Extreme or drastic
Radicle
A vessel's smallest branch
Venus
A planet
Venous
Pertaining to a vein