23 terms

Medical Terminology Operative Suffixes and Compounding Elements

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-centesis
puncture
para
beside
kentesis
a puncture
abdomen
belly
thorax
chest
-ectomy
excision
mys
muscle
oma
tumor
ektome
excision
oophor
ovary
tonsilla
tonsil
-desis
binding, fixation
arthron
joint
spondylos
vertebra
tenon
tendon
-lithotomy
incision for removal of stones
chloe
bile, gall
nephros
kidney
sialon
saliva
-pexy
suspension, fixation
hystera
uterus
mastos
breast
orchis
testis