Medical Terminology - Word Parts - C
(bad) cacosmis, a bad odor.
(bad) calculus, an abnormal hard inorganic mass such as a gallstone.
(heel) calcaneus, the heel bone.
(heat) caloric, pertaining to heat.
(cancer) cancroid, resembling cancer.
(head) capitates, head-shaped.
(container) capsulation, enclosed in a capsule or container.
(cancer) carcinogen, a substance that causes cancer.
(heart) cardiogenic, originating in the heart.
(wrist bone) carpal, pertaining to the wrist bone.
(down, lower, under, against, along with) catabasis, the stage of decline of a disease.
(tumor, hernia) hydrocele, a confined collection of water.
(abdomen) celiomyalgia, a pain in the muscles of the abdomen.
(perforation or tapping. as with a needle) abdominocentesis, surgical puncture of the abdominal cavity.
(head) electroencephalogram, a recording of the electrical activity of the brain.
(cerebrum) cerebrospinal, pertaining to the brain and spinal fluid.
(neck, cervix) cervical, pertaining to the neck (or cervix).
(lip) cheilitis, inflammation of the lips.
(hand) cheiralgia, pain in the hand.
(green) chloroma, green cancer. a greenish tumor associated with myelogenous leukemia.
(bile, gall) choledochitis, inflammation of the common bile duct.
(cartilage) chondrodynia, pain in a cartilage.
(color) monochromatic, being of one color.
(time) chronic, persisting for a long time.
(cut, kill, fall) insecticide, an agent that kills insects.
(around) circumscribed, confined to a limited space.
(cut, kill, fall) excise, to cut out.
(irrigation) enteroclysis, irrigation of the small intestine.
(with) cohesion, the force that causes various particles to unite.
(with) collateral, secondary or accessory; a small side branch such as a blood vessel or nerve.
(colon, large intestine) colitis, inflammation of the colon.
(vagina) colporrhagia, bleeding from the vagma.
(with) comminuted, broken or crushed into small pieces.
(with) congenital, existing from the time of birth.
(against, opposite) contraindicated, inadvisable
(pupil) corectopia, abnormal location of the pupil of the eye.
(rib) intercostal, between the ribs.
(skull) cranial, pertaining to the skull.
(eold) cryogenic, that which produces low temperature.
(hide, cover, conceal) cryptogenic, of doubtful origin.
(blue) cyanosis, bluish discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes.
(urinary bladder, cyst, sac of fluid) cystitis, inflammation of the bladder.
(cell) leukocyte, white cell.
(cell) cytoma, tumor of the cell.
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