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Tranel Med Terminology Unit 4: Prefixes/Suffixes

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sept/septo/septi
septum (dividing wall)/seven
spasm/spasmo
sudden, involuntary muscle contraction, convulsion
syn, sym
with, together
tetano
convulsive tension
ferent/ferous
to convey, produce, bear
lemma
sheath/envelope
gram
recording, record, tracing
graph
instrument that records; sometimes a writing
graphy
process of recording, writing or description
clonus/clono
rapid alteration between contraction and relaxation of muscle
derma/dermo/dermato
skin
ec/ex/e
out of, away, from, outside
electro
electricity
febrile
denoting/relating to a fever; feverish, having a fever; pyretic
ad/a
to, toward, near
myo/my
muscle
asthenia
weakness
neuro/neuri/nervo/nervi
nerve, nervous tissue, nervous system
phylaxis
protection against infection; to guard
puri/puro
pus
pyo
pus
pyreto
fever
pyro
heat, fire, fever, or produced by fire
sarco
denotes a muscular substance or a resemblance to flesh
sepsis/septico/septic
presence of various pus-forming and other pathogenic organisms or their toxins, in the blood or tissues; putrifaction