17 terms

Medical Terminology - Word Parts E

STUDY
PLAY
-ectasia
(dilation or enlargement of an organ or part) gastrectasia, dilation (stretching) of the stomach.
ecto-
(outer, outside of) ectopic, located away from the normal position.
-ectomy
(the surgical removal of an organ or part) appendectomy, surgical removal of the appendix.
electr/o
(electric) electrocardiogram, the written record of the heart's electrical activity.
-emia
(condition of the blood) anemia, a deficiency of red blood cells.
en-
(in, into, within) encapsulate, to enclose within a container.
encephal/o
(brain) encephalitis, inflammation of the brain.
end-, endo-
(within) endotracheal, within the trachea.
ent-, ento-
(within, inner) entopic, occurring in the proper place.
enter/o
(small intestine) enteritis, inflammation of the intestine.
ep-, epi-
(over, on, upon) epidermis, the outermost layer of skin.
erythr /o
(red) erythrocyte, a red blood cell.
esthesia
(feeling) anesthesia, without feeling.
eu
(good, well, normal, healthy) euphoria, an abnormal or exaggerated feeling of well-being.
ex-
(out of, away from) excrement, waste material discharged from the body.
exo-
(outside, outward) exophytic, to grow outward or on the surface.
extra-
(on the outside, beyond, in addition to) extracorporeal, outside the body.
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE...