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Medical Terminology - Chapter 3

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dermatology
study of the skin
dermatologist
specialist in the study of the skin
adip/o; lip/o; steat/o
fat
-cele
hernia, swelling
-cyte; cyt/o
cell
-itis
inflammation
cutane/o; dermat/o; derm/o; -derma
skin
-ous; -ic; -al
pertaining to
-logist
specialist in the study of
hypo-
under, below, deficient
hidr/o; sudor/o
sweat
aden/o
gland
-esis
condition
ichthy/o
dry, scaly
-osis
abnormal condition; incease (used primarily with blood cells)
kerat/o
horny tissue; hard; cornea
melan/o
black
-oma
tumor
myc/o
fungus (plural, fungi)
onych/o
nail
-malacia
softening
pil/o; trich/o
hair
-pathy
disease
scler/o
hardening; sclera (white of eye)
seb/o
sebum; sebaceous
-rrhea
discharge; flow
squam/o
scale
xer/o
dry
-oid
resembling
py/o
pus
-phoresis
carrying, transmission
dia-
through, across
-plasty
surgical repair
-therapy
treatment
cry/o
cold
melan/o
black
cyan/o
blue
-emia
blood condition
-penia
decrease; deficiency
erythr/o
red
auto-
self, own
leuk/o; albin/o0
white
xanth/o
yellow
necr/o
death, necrosis
-tome
instrument to cut
-esis
condition
-phagia
swallowing, eating
epi-
above, on
hypo-
under, below, deficient
sub-
under, below
adipocellular; adipocytic
pertaining to fatty (or fat) cells
adipose tissue
fatty tissue
adipohistic
pertaining to fatty tissue
lipoma; adipoma; steatoma
fatty tumor
-ectomy
removal or excision
adipectomy; lipectomy; steatectomy
removal of fat
liposuction
suctioning (sucking out) fat
dermatoma; dermoma; cutaneoma
tumor of the skin
-pathy
disease
dermopathy; dermatopathy; cutaneopathy
disease of the skin
-plasty
surgical repair
dermatoplasty; dermoplasty; cutaneoplasty
surgical repair of the skin
subcutaneous
pertaining to the area below or under the skin
hidrosis; sudorosis
abnormal condition of sweating
hidrorrhea
flow or discharge of sweat (excessive sweating)
hidroadenoma
tumor of a sweat gland
hydroaerobics
water aerobics
hydrocephalus
water head; condition of water accumulation in the head
hydrotherapy
treatment with water
hydrology
study of water
onych/o
nail
onychoma
tumor of the nail
-malacia
softening
onychomalacia
softening of the nail
onychopathy
diease of the nail
trichomalacia
softening of hair
-tomy
incision
a-; an-
without, no, not
hyper-
above, excessive
anhidrosis
abnormal condition of no sweat
dermatitis
inflammation of skin
dermatomycosis; dermomycosis
abnormal condition of skin fungus
dermatosclerosis
abnormal condition of hardening of the skin
hidradenitis; hidroadenitis
inflammation of a sweat gland
sudoresis; diaphoresis
condition of profuse sweating
hyperhidrosis
abnormal condition of excessive sweating
keratosis; keratoses
abnormal condition of hard growth
leukocytopenia
decrease in the number of white cells
necrocytosis
abnormal condition of dead cells
onychomycosis
abnormal condition of nail fungus
scleroderma
hardening of skin
trichopathy
disease of hair
pilosis
excessive formation of hair
adipocele; lipocele; steatocele
hernia of fat or fatty tissue
xeroderma
skin that is dry (dry skin)
gastromalacia
softening of the stomach
xanthocyte
a cell that is yellow