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CAT 150 Medical Terminology

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ophtham/o
eye
ot/o
ear
bas/o
base
carcin/o
cancer
derm/o
skin
myc/o
fungus
gastr/o
stomach
enter/o
small intestine
per-
through
sub-
under
allo-
other
tachy-
fast
dys-
painful, difficult
epi-
upon, over
-oma
tumor
-rhhea
discharge
subcutaneous layer
inner most layer of skin
cyanosis
bluish tint to skin
superficial
toward surface of body
deep
away from surface of body
proximal
closest to point of attachment to body
distal
farthest from point of attachment to body
lateral
toward side
medial
toward middle, midline of body
anatomical position
body erect, hands at side, palms forward, eyes forward, legs parallel with feet, toes forward
inferior
toward feet or below
superior
toward head or above
posterior
back side of body
anterior
front of body
transverse
horisontal plane, divides body into upper and lower
sagittal
vertical plane divides body into left and right
frontal
vertical plane, divides body into front and back
prone
lying on belly or face down
supine
lying on back or face up
-cyte
cell
-tome
instrument to cut